TodayApril 16, 2022

Bob Carter: why Toyota halted American production

2010 Chicago Auto Show, Chicago, IL – Robert S. Carter Group Vice President and General Manager – Toyota Division Toyota Motor Sales, USA, Inc sat down with me at the Chicago auto show for a 35 minute exclusive interview.

In this segment Carter talks about why Toyota shut down American production. According to Carter, once a company files a DIR – defect investigation report – you are not allowed to sell product. But why did Toyota halt American production as well as not selling the product?

Lou Ann Hammond

Lou Ann Hammond is the CEO of Carlist and Driving the Nation. She is the co-host of Real Wheels Washington Post carchat every Friday morning and is the Automotive, energy correspondent for The John Batchelor Show and a Contributor to Automotive Electronics magazine headquartered in Korea. Hammond is a founding member of the Women's World Car of the Year #WWCOTY, and board member of the Women in Automotive.