What Do You Think of Toyota Now?

Reader Contribution by Beth Beavers

Recently, we asked visitors to our website what they think of Toyota in the wake of the automaker’s recall problems.

For background (if you haven’t heard), last September Toyota recalled 4.2 million cars because floor mats could cause the accelerator pedal to stick. Then in January, another 2.3 million cars were recalled for sticky accelerator pedals. Just a few days later, they amended the floor mat recall to include an additional 1 million cars. The recall included more than 8 million vehicles total. 

A majority of those who voted in our poll still have a positive view of Toyota. 

  • 65 percent of respondents thought Toyota’s problems are only temporary and believe they still manufacture quality cars.
  • 12 percent said they may buy a Toyota in the future, but not anytime soon.
  • 12 percent said they will never buy a Toyota, and they will never trust the company.
  • 9 percent were not aware of the issues with Toyota.

The past few days of Congressional hearings about the recalls have revealed more information, including details that the original fixes may not totally correct the problems.

As more information becomes available, what do you think about Toyota now? Do you drive one of their recalled cars? If so, have you been able to get it fixed? Would you consider purchasing a Toyota in the future? Share your thoughts by posting a comment below.

More Information About the Toyota Recalls

Toyota Recall Information website

Customer FAQs Regarding the Sticking Accelerator Pedal and Floor Mat Pedal Entrapment Recalls

List of recalled Toyota vehicles:

  • 2005-2010 Avalon
  • 2007-2010 Camry
  • 2009-2010 Corolla
  • 2008-2010 Highlander
  • 2009-2010 Matrix
  • 2004-2010 Prius
  • 2009-2010 RAV4
  • 2008-2010 Sequoia
  • 2005-2010 Tacoma
  • 2007-2010 Tundra
  • 2009-2010 Venza
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