As a function of my business, I own several hundred vehicles. We get hundreds of recall notices per year, the vast majority from GM and Ford.
Why are there Congressional hearings and media outrage over the Toyota recalls?
There's probably a bit of "Tiger Woods syndrome" going on here. Like Woods, Toyota's image was so good that screwing up is big news. But Congressional hearings?
Could the hearings have anything to do with the fact that the government owns GM?
Last year during "cash for clunkers" I considered replacing my Toyota. Given the economy, I decided to keep it for at least another 100,000 miles.