Other recalls[ edit ] On February 8,Toyota announced a recall of approximately 7, early model year 4-cylinder Camrys due to the possibility of the power steering hose rubbing into the front brake line which may cause a brake fluid leak. On February 12,Toyota recalled approximately 8, model year 4WD Tacoma trucks for potential front drive shaft issues.
The principle of jidokawhich means the machine stops itself when a problem occurs, became later a part of the Toyota Production System. Looms were built on a small production line. Inthe patent for the automatic loom was sold to the British company Platt Brothers generating the starting capital for the automobile development.
The Toyota Motor Co. The sales price was 3, yen, yen cheaper than Ford or GM cars. Of 27, entries, the winning entry was the three Japanese katakana letters for "Toyoda" in a circle. Since toyoda literally means "fertile rice paddies", changing the name also prevented the company from being associated with old-fashioned farming.
The newly formed word was trademarked and the company was registered in August as the Toyota Motor Company. The word "Toyopet" Japanese article was a nickname given to the Toyota SA due to its small size, as the result of a naming contest the Toyota Company organized in However, when Toyota eventually entered the American market in with the Crown, the name was not well received due to connotations of toys and pets.
Toyota received its first Japanese Quality Control Award at the start of the s and began participating in a wide variety of motorsports. Due to the oil crisisconsumers in the Toyota strategy after recall US market began turning to make small cars with better fuel economy.
American car manufacturers had considered small economy cars to be an entry-level product, and their small vehicles employed a low level of quality to keep the price low. Conservative Toyota held on to rear-wheel-drive designs for longer than most; while a clear first in overall production they were only third in production of front-wheel-drive cars inbehind Nissan and Honda.
In part due to this, Nissan's Sunny managed to squeeze by the Corolla in numbers built that year. The factory was an old General Motors plant that had been closed for two years.
It is currently the site of Tesla, Inc. Toyota then started to establish new brands at the end of the s, with the launch of their luxury division Lexus in In the s, Toyota began to branch out from producing mostly compact cars by adding many larger and more luxurious vehicles to its lineup, including a full-sized pickup, the T and later the Tundraseveral lines of SUVs, a sport version of the Camryknown as the Camry Solara.
They would also launch newer iterations of their sports cars, namely the MR2Celicaand Supra during this era. Bases in IndianaVirginiaand Tianjin were also set up. A youth-oriented marque for North America, Scionwas introduced in Toyota ranked eighth on Forbes list of the world's leading companies for the year  but slid to 55th for The company has also found recent success with its smaller models—the Corolla and Yaris.
Toyota is estimated to have lost production ofunits to the tsunami and production ofunits to the floods. On February 10,it was announced that Toyota would cease manufacturing vehicles and engines in Australia by the end of The head office will remain in Port Melbourne and the Altona plant will be retained for other functions.
The workforce is expected to be reduced from 3, to 1, The automaker narrowly topped global sales for the first half ofselling 5.
Volkswagen AGwhich recorded sales of 5. The company admitted the move was in response to a probe foreshadowed earlier in the month by China's National Development and Reform Commission of Toyota's Lexus spare-parts policies, as part of an industry-wide investigation into what the Chinese regulator considers exorbitantly high prices being charged by automakers for spare parts and after-sales servicing.
In MarchToyota partnered with Yanmar to create a fibreglass pleasure boat using Yanmar outboard marine diesel engines or Toyota inboard engines. The move came after a series of recalls between and in which it pulled back around 10 million cars amidst claims of faulty mechanics.
Toyota never agreed to be at fault for the problem. More than 7 million vehicles are potentially affected in the United States. This recall only affects vehicles equipped with Takata airbags released after the year in North America.
The airbags were manufactured by Takata automotive manufacturing. Toyota is offering a free repair to all affected vehicles worldwide. After receiving 27, entries, one was selected that additionally resulted in a change of its moniker to "Toyota" from the family name "Toyoda".
The new name was believed to sound better, and its eight-stroke count in the Japanese language was associated with wealth and good fortune.Toyota. The name signifies greatness— world-class cars and game—changing business thinking. One key to the Toyota Motor Company’s unprecedented success is its famous production system and its lesser-known product development program.
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adults surveyed were positive about the brand while fewer than 1 in 5 (17%) were negative.