A little perspective on Toyota's recalls
Jeremy Cato Toyota and its Lexus luxury brand both have big displays at this year's Toronto auto show, but let's face it: the conversation at both these stands is as much about recalls as it is hybrid concept cars and the new models coming this fall from the new Scion brand being launched in Canada. Recalls aside, this is shaping up to be a big year for Toyota. The Toyota, Lexus and Scion brands will introduce nine new vehicles in Canada during 2010. The new 2010 Lexus GX 460 SUV and the 2011 Toyota Sienna minivan are important new entries. The new Sienna starts at a suggested price of just $27,900, $1,600 below the starting price of 2010 models.
Local dealers, drivers stay loyal to their Toyotas Automotive:
‘If I thought it was really unsafe, I would have had (my wife’s car) in here,’ dealer says
Inside his Tacoma office, Jim Johnson keeps framed pictures of each of his three young daughters.
Johnson’s wife drives the girls in a 2008 Camry that is on Toyota’s recall list. Her vehicle’s repair appointment is scheduled for next week, and she will continue to drive the car until then.
“If I thought it was really unsafe, I would have had her in here on Day One,” said Johnson, who, as general manager at Titus-Will Toyota, could have put his family’s car first in line.