Alright, what’s the deal.
The “sticking gas pedal” situation was sketchy… and still misunderstood by many. Then there was that dude who ran from the cops in his Prius and claimed the car “wouldn’t stop accelerating.”
The other day the Lexus GX460 was called out for being “too easy to roll over.”
Now, the Toyota Sienna minivan is being recalled because some kind of tire tread wear issue?
This is getting crazy.
Toyota is an awesome automaker that has made the rambunctious Celica All-Trac Turbo, the iconic Mark IV Supra, the FJ40 Land Cruiser which arouses me in a totally non-weird way and of course all those limp-wristed hybrids you NPR listeners and San Francisco residents love so dearly… did we forget about all that already?
I feel like there’s something weird going on here.
How could a company that is renowned for reliability suddenly start churning out cars that… suck.
Has the automotive world got it’s head up it’s butt or did the dudes in charge of Awesomeness Synergy get transferred from one organization to another?
I think we’ve got to get down like old bastards in The Crucible and “touch the bottom of this swamp” before Toyota’s good name is tarnished beyond repair.
Who knows, maybe they are having some kind of company-wide meltdown that’s ruining their decades of hard work. But I say we show an old friend some love and make a second pass at these accusations before we start writing Toyota off as a significant automaker.
Stay savvy, Road Rovers.