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Toyota Corolla, Matrix, Sequoia, Tundra; Lexus SC; Pontiac Vibe Recalled To Replace Takata Airbags
Toyota Corolla, Matrix, Sequoia, Tundra; Lexus SC; Pontiac Vibe Recalled To Replace Takata Airbags

The number of vehicles affected by faulty Takata-brand airbags has just grown by 247,000, thanks to a new recall from Toyota. The recall affects five Toyota and Lexus models, and even one from Pontiac. Over the past few years, automakers around the globe have recalled more than 12 million vehicles...Read More»

NUMMI plant in Fremont, California
Toyota-GM Joint Venture Now Shuttered, But Lessons Remain

NUMMI (New United Motor Manufacturing Inc.), the manufacturing plant set up in the 1980s as a revolutionary venture between GM and Toyota, has closed its doors, with the last vehicle, a Toyota Corolla, rolling off the line last week. Over the years, the plant has assembled a number of vehicles...Read More»

NUMMI plant in Fremont, California
EV Startup Aurica Motors Dreams Of Keeping NUMMI Alive

The New United Motor Manufacturing, Inc. facility -- better known as NUMMI -- has had an impressive run. Opened in Fremont, California by General Motors in 1962, closed in 1982, and reopened as a joint GM/Toyota venture in 1984, NUMMI has produced hundreds of thousands of vehicles and employs...Read More»

Cobo Hall, Detroit, Michigan
Teamsters, Tea Party Protest Some Of The Same Things At Detroit

At two places during the Detroit auto show—first circulating on a Cobo Hall press-room table, then later slipped under my hotel-room door—I found a leaflet entitled: "Toyota: A Danger to America," carrying the footer, "I ain't dying for a Toyota." Wearing the language and design earmarks of...Read More»

NUMMI plant in Fremont, California
Toyota To Wrap Up NUMMI Production By March 2010

Ever since General Motors announced plans to pull out of the NUMMI plant in Fremont, California, its partner in that venture -- Toyota -- has been evaluating what to do with its own operations there. There's been much speculation as to whether Toyota would continue production on a limited basis...Read More»

Toyota logo
Toyota Looking To Scale Back Production By 700,000 Or More

Toyota has temporarily pulled the plug on a production line in Japan in an effort to scale back global production by 700,000 vehicles, or 7% of the company's annual output of 10 million units. Other potential cuts include the off-mentioned shuttering of the NUMMI plant in California and a temporary...Read More»

NUMMI plant in Fremont, California
NUMMI Heading To Orphanage After Toyota/GM Breakup

Just three days after we reported that Toyota Motor America chairman Yoshimi Inaba was exploring a variety of cost-saving measures for the company's U.S. unit comes word that Toyota's important NUMMI plant is likely set for closure. The factory (full name: "New United Motor Manufacturing Inc.") is...Read More»

Yoshimi Inaba
Toyota Not Profitable In America, Evaluating U.S. Operations

Although many economists have begun to see light at the end of the recessionary tunnel, Toyota Motor America chairman Yoshimi Inaba claims that Toyota is not currently profitable in North America, even though the company has taken numerous cost-cutting measures in recent months. According to Inaba...Read More»

2009 Pontiac Vibe w/1SA
Pontiac Dies in August With the 2010 Vibe; What Will NUMMI Do Next?

General Motors is shutting down the Pontiac brand--and now, it's confirmed the final Pontiac will be built in August 2009. GM said in a press release today that it would build the last Pontiac Vibe in about two months, bringing the history of the 90-year-old brand to a close. The Vibe is listed by...Read More»

2009 Pontiac Vibe GT
Vibe Booted With Pontiac…But Toyota JV Plant Still In GM's Future

We at TheCarConnection.com are sad to see the Vibe go along with the rest of the Pontiac brand. It ranks as one of our top-rated hatchbacks; and the latest version, with good fuel economy and a roomy, versatile interior, just strikes the right balance between practicality and sportiness for a lot...Read More»

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