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Noriko Uno was afraid of driving fast, often avoiding the freeway and taking the same route every day from her Upland home to and from her family's sushi restaurant. She had put only 10,000 miles on her 2006 Camry in about four years.
Nissan's plant is busily rolling out the Leaf electric car and other models on a Saturday, having shifted production schedules for an aggressive nationwide effort to fight the power crunch created by a tsunami-crippled nuclear plant.
New car buyers looking for a bargain this summer may have to wait. Dealers usually offer discounts during the warmer months to clear out older models, but cars are in short supply this year because of the Japan earthquake and other factors.
General Motors is almost certain to claim the title of world's biggest automaker this year, retaking the top spot from Toyota, which has been hurt by production problems since the Japanese earthquake and still can't escape the shadow of major safety recalls.
Sharon Silke Carty and Tom Krisher
, April 23, 2011
Toyota Motor Corp. recalled 2.17 million vehicles in the United States Thursday to address accelerator pedals that could become entrapped in floor mats or jammed in driver's side carpeting, prompting federal regulators to close its investigation into the embattled automaker.
WASHINGTON — The Obama administration's investigation into Toyota safety problems found no electronic flaws to account for reports of sudden, unintentional acceleration and other safety problems. Government investigators said Tuesday the only known cause of the problems are mechanical defects that were fixed in previous recalls.
Koua Fong Lee, 33, claims in the federal lawsuit that Toyota knew its cars had a tendency to accelerate on their own, putting drivers and passengers in grave danger. The company had received complaints about various models made well before the years included in their eventual recalls for "sudden unintended acceleration" but failed to correct problems, the suit said.
Toyota Motor Corp. has asked a federal court in California to throw out lawsuits over acceleration defects in its cars, saying many of the plaintiffs never identified any defect or experienced sudden, unintended acceleration.
Less than a year after it was tarnished by reports of runaway cars, Toyota recalled 1.5 million vehicles Thursday to address brake-fluid and fuel-pump troubles, drawing new attention to safety issues that have festered inside the company for years.
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