Ford F150 News

July 17, 2011

The story behind the poster on my truck

If you are reading this, you probably got the address off the back of my truck.  For those who stopped and talked to me, I thank you for listening and understanding just how big this problem is.  One person was balancing the buying of a vehicle between Ford and Toyota.  Both have had problems but she decided to go to Toyota as they were more upfront about issues and fixed what they considered to be a manufacturing defect.  They don’t seem to be as selective and secretive as Ford.

Why the poster on the back of the truck?

The short story.

I bought my second F150 in 2002 based on how my first worked out, under lease.

What I didn’t know was that Ford was aware of an issue when they sold me the truck but said nothing.  It seems that some of the front windows in the F150 and other vehicles were put in wrong and they would leak – often after warranty.  This water leak would eventually cause the electronics to fry.  We’re talking thousands of dollars of damage.  Ford could have at least warned us and thus saved us money.  When notified, after all the damage and not officially by Ford, I had the window remounted – not replaced, but remounted.  Voila – no more damage.

Ford was notified and basically told me to take a walk.  Seems some HIGH BONUS EXECUTIVE MADE THE DECISION. Guess while all the other companies did recalls, Ford made their money by not recalling.

And I’m not the only one.  If you read some of my blog, you will see that others suffered.  If you want to know about more, use www.mycarstats.com.  On the right side, enter Ford, F150, 2002.  If you want to see the larger picture, just use different years.

There are  were 4 major problems with the F150 at least – leaky front window, leaky rear window, blowing spark plugs and falling gas tanks (there has been a recall on this one item – if you were lucky to get one before the tank fell off).  Take your pick.  Three  Two of them have the potential of causing death and/or injury but Ford really doesn’t care.

I appreciate you stopping by and for those who talked to me – thanks for taking the time.

I should note that the Toronto Star has been aware of this problem for over a year and has not acted upon the information.  Seems that big advertisers get not investigations by the paper.  Moral of the story – if you want a newspaper to ignore you, put in advertising.  Just like a payoff or insurance.

FORD SUCKS

December 3, 2010

There are a lot of us out there….

This blog has focused more on the “leaky window” problem but, while researching the issue, I have found out that the F150 suffers a lot from a leaky rear window and “blowing” spark plugs. 

At look at www.mycarstats.com will show the problem more clearly.

My son just got home and had borrowed the truck and mentioned that someone had approached him and asked about the “Ford Sucks” sign on the back.  Seems he got stung by Ford – the blowing spark plugs. 

Ford’s solution – blow him off with some lame excuse.

His solution – Bought a Dodge Ram

Me – I’ll probably go to a Toyota.  At least they back up their products.

October 30, 2010

If you want more info on Ford see………….

Appears that the sticker is working, although one person thought I meant Rob Ford in Toronto.  :-)  What I am finding though is the lack of knowledge re Ford screwing the consumer on this and other matters so, I now hand out a card to those asking me about the issue.

I must recommend one place to visit though, no matter whose car you own.  This site, if you list your vehicle, will tell you all the problems people are having with their vehicles.   You know – the information your dealer won’t tell you.  You will also see trends in repairs.

Will it help you with the manufacturer.  If like Ford, probably not as they don’t listen to the consumer but you never know.  At least you will know you are being screwed along with a lot of other people.

Visit My Car Stats at:      http://www.mycarstats.com/

October 26, 2010

Advertising – good to listen to the feedback

Unlike Ford, I decided to listen to those who approached me regarding the sign on the back of the truck.  Stated that not all was clear to see so, I re-did the sign and as you can see by the photo, it is much clearer in its statement.  Today I am also sending back some of the advertising Ford sends me, even though I asked to be taken off their mailing list.

I want to thank those who took the time to talk to me while I was either stopped at a light or, in a parking lot.  Also, to those who gave me a thumbs up while driving.  The guy with the finger, no problem.  Everyone is allowed their own opinion.  Even those whom I passed when I drove by the Ford plant.

Revised Tailgate Advertising

October 10, 2010

Advertising continues to work – revisions underway.

Well, I’m glad I went this route with the advertising on the tailgate.  I’ve had people approach me in parking lots as well as pulling up alongside at lights.  They are surprised when I tell them how Ford treated me.  One guy came up and told me how he had solved the problem, which I wish I’d thought of before it cost me so much money in repairs. 

He had heard about the problem and decided not to wait for a fix by Ford or wait until his electronics went.  Put a small rock on the window and hit the rock with a hammer.  Instant rock damage and got it repaired under his insurance.  Not legal and a bit of a fraud but, I can understand why someone would do that.  I mean, Ford showed no ethics in putting in these windows and not owning up to the problem so I guess an individual can think since the big boys can get away with it, why should the little guy suffer.  I’m not advocating this method but I can certainly understand why someone would do it.

With the lack of ethics shown by CEO’s recently in the real estate meltdown and banking issues, we may see more people doing similar things since the CEO’s don’t seem to be getting any punishment but are getting big packages when they leave.

But I digress.  One thing I will be changing is some of the colouring on the sign.  Seems one word doesn’t stand out as well as I thought.  When I get the new sign, I’ll put up a picture.

Thanks to those who stopped and shared the problem with me.

October 4, 2010

I guess advertising does work

Before the weekend, I received my package with the new car magnet I purchased and, along with the symbolism of my licence plate, I’ve had people asking what it is all about.  And, when told, they can see why some Ford owners are upset.  I’ve had a good reaction to this method of letting the world know just how Ford treats its customers.

Here is a pic of it on my tailgate.  Nice thing about tailgates – large advertising surface that everyone behind you gets to read.  I’m thinking of getting something a bit larger and putting this one on the door.

Tailgate Advertising

October 1, 2010

Does advertising work – we’ll find out?

I’ve decided to do some advertising to ensure the word gets out on the street regarding the Ford problems.  I’ve arranged to have a door magnet made that I will stick to my rear tail-gate.  Just hope nobody rear ends me trying to read it.  Since Ford thinks sending me advertising will get me to buy one, maybe the magnet will show people what they can expect.

June 10, 2010

Kennedy Ford makes me laugh – they offer an incentive to get screwed again.

I’ve sort of put this blog on the back burner as I feel Ford couldn’t care less about the problem and I guess it will take a few deaths to really get some action out of them in this rip-off they perpetuated upon the public with the faulty installed window.  But, I got a call yesterday from Kennedy Ford  in Oakville- where I bought this problem and it sort of showed the Ford attitude.  One, what is this about a $3000 bonus on a trade in.  Hell, even with the problems, my 2002 F150 XTR is worth more than that – at least the dealers are selling for more.  Or, is the $3000 on top of a trade-in.  Haven’t seen anything on that.

Anyways, she calls from Kennedy, confirms I still have the wreck and proceeds to tell me of all the great deals – $3000 for return a wreck, $1000 Costco membership and some other tickler.  I told her I was not going to buy a Ford but a Toyota.  She starts to hang up and I get in about the front window problem and she just says goodby.  Here they are, trying to entice me with stuff but can’t be bothered to hear why I don’t want a Ford.  So much for being opened minded or doing market research on why some customers don’t return.

Just to show how Ford thinks.  They were recently fined over $1 million for two separate fatal industrial accidents.  Took these deaths for them to change some policies, which they probably should have known would cause a problem.  But then , they even allow their own workers to die before making changes so why would we expect Ford to do anything to help with the faulty window that could cause a fire or death.

GM has recently recalled over 1.5 million cars over a fire threat. Something to do with the heaters in their windshield washer systems.  No injuries, no accidents but they are fixing.  Meanwhile, back at Ford, people are driving their F150′s unknowingly with a leaky window and faulty electronics due to water damage.  Ford just happily replaces the part each time they fail.  No wonder they didn’t need a government bailout – they are getting the money direct from the consumer.

Well, for those reading this blog, I’d suggest not going to Kennedy Ford – they sell them but don’t necessarily listen.  By the way Kennedy – at my 100,000 km check you told me the tie rods needed fixing – I did on your recommendation.  You also mentioned the tires and ball joints.  I waited.  I got another 40,000 km out of the tires and, the ball joints – no problem and I’m at 190,000km.  May want to have your mechanics re-certified. 

Why is my truck still running despite the problems – I go to a private garage which looks after me without also taking me to the cleaners.

April 27, 2010

Ford declares a profit – probably on your back.

Ford Motor Co. said Tuesday it earned US$2.1 billion in the first quarter, another sign the economy is improving as people spend more on big-ticket items like cars. The automaker expects to be solidly profitable this year, a year earlier than its previous guidance.

Well, no wonder they made a profit.  They don’t do the recalls everyone else is doing.  They let owners like us pay the freight on repairs such as the leaking front window, leaking back window and the blowing spark plugs, and that’s just on F150′s.  God only knows how they are saving on other vehicles by not doing recalls.

Ford has gradually cut costs and improved sales since the depths of the recession a year ago.

Yes, they did… By not paying for errors they made in the assembly of their vehicles.

Too bad Toyota is taking a hit that Ford escaped.  Just for that reason alone, my next truck will be a Toyota.  At least they are honest and are fixing the problems.  Ford – just puts you on ignore.  No honour amongst thieves I guess.

March 10, 2010

Does Conservative MP Jeff Watson really care?

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I haven’t posted for awhile as it seems Ford is just doing a waiting game.  I guess they hope all the bad Fords will just rust away and with Toyota in the newspaper constantly, what have they got to worry.

Well I’ve sent two letters to a Windsor Ontario politician ( Conservative Jeff Watson MP for Essex) who seems to be glad Toyota is going before a House of Commons  committee.  Here is a company doing the recalls, etc and gets investigated while Ford hides under a rock somewhere and seems to miss the scrutiny of this politician.  I have put two letters here to show what I sent him.  I made it an open letter with the Toronto Star, Toronto Sun, City TV, CTV and Canwest as my CC.  Nothing from any one of them but then, Ford is a big advertiser.  I put the CBC article at the end.

1:

Mr. Watson…. It was with some interest I read a recent article titled, “MP wants Toyota questioned” in the Toronto Star. You are quoted as stating: “I am very concerned that Canadian families have been exposed to potentially unsafe vehicles.”
I am of course assuming your statement has nothing to do with the fact that Toyota is non-union and is foreign based.

Notwithstanding that the Toyota problem may be caused by drivers who mistake the gas pedal for the brake pedal (a car with a reving engine will probably slow down if the brakes are applied), I feel that although your interest in vehicle safety is correct, you should actually broaden your field of concern to domestically owned automobile companies as well.

Ford F150′s with a built in leaky front window (documentation at end) have been causing problems since at least 2002. This has been documented with the United States Department of Transport and the Canadian Department of Transport.

This fault will occur over a period of time and cause various electrical components to short out. This includes and not limited to, blowers, GEM’s, car locks and wipers. People have had to repair these items and most think it is normal wear and tear. The reason there may be few complaints is that most people really do think they are normal failures and not being caused by a fault that Ford is fully aware of. Ford issued a notice to their dealers regarding this problem but did not notify the owners. Thus, many repairs are done and will only be corrected if the front window is removed and resealed. Dangerous to Canadian and American families? Yes, you can imagine what happens during a rain storm when the electronics fail. As well, you are unable to drive the vehicle which could put you at risk, depending on where you are.

You may not be concerned about American families but I believe the trucks were built in Oakville, Ontario, thus there is a certain liability attached to the fact these were sent to the United States.

Ford refuses to acknowledge this fault to the owners and their silence has created a financial burden on the consumer as well as putting their lives at risk. At least Toyota did recalls.

I feel that if you are pushing for accountability with Toyota, you should ask why is Ford not being held accountable?

At the end of this email, you will see a number of documented cases to show the seriousness of this problem. If you wish to contact me in regards to this, please do not hesitate to do so. I should note that this does not included the ongoing blowing spark plugs for the F150 (risk of fire and a crash) and the leaking rear window on F150′s, all of which are documented on the internet but seem to have been overlooked by the press and government officials.

(examples at end of this blog)

2: Second letter to Conservative MP Jeff Watson send 9 days later after no reply.

Mr. Watson… Since I had not received a reply to my last letter, I assume you would wish to have further informatin concerning auto manufacturers, quality and their recall practices. I notice in the March 10th copy of the Toronto Star they noted that Toyota is going before a House of Commons transport, infrastructure and communites committee. I also note that Toyota is “offering refunds to customers” per this same article.
Since Toyota is offering the recalls and Ford isn’t, I kind of wonder who should be the one going before a commmittee and justifying their actions. Toyota who does the recall or Ford who refuses to acknowledge a complaint that puts people’s lives at risk.

To show the impact Ford’s policy is having on owners, I submit the following response to my blog by a concerned F150 owner. Since you are already quoted in the press in regards to being concerned, you can pass this information, along with my other letter, to the appropriate committee for action. Maybe the same committee going after Toyota. And, maybe you could contact Ford about this problem and see how they react to a politician making inquiries.

I await your thoughts on this matter. I should note this is happening on both sides of the border and appears to be Canadian built Ford F150′s

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Bad factory windshield install left Bill stranded. Never had a clue. Would’ve been nice to get a heads up, that hey, you need a new windhield for $100, rather than a $1000 plus electronics repair. Thanks alot Ford. For $30,000, we’d expected a good tight sealed windshield, or at least the decency of a warning about the damage it could cause. Wish Ford had let us know. It was 11 degrees the other night, when my husband’s Ford ‘99 F150 (90,000 miles) refused to start. We couldn’t understand it, since the truck was in great condition, and had been well maintained. Lights were flashing and things were turning on and off, yet it just wouldn’t go. I wanted him to come home. He’d been gone two nights, working out-of-town. It was 7 pm, and he was done working. I prepared my self to make the 5-hour round-trip to pick him up, but struggled to think how he could get help in the mean time. The trouble started earlier in the day, when he went out to his truck for lunch. It wouldn’t start, and a tow service I called came to him. The truck started on its own, and the 5-minute charge for this was $40. He told him he needed to see Ford dealer for electronic problems. With that, he said “good luck getting home”, and was off. Bill left the truck running for 2 hours as he worked, hoping to help it. By 7pm, it refused to go, but did alot of crazy electronic things. It acted like it wanted to start but just wouldn’t. He tried many times. The dome light wouldn’t turn off. He’d turn on the wipers, and the radio came on. Think outside the box, I encouraged. I’d owned cars with gremlins and understood sticky accelerator pedals, leaky windows, and other strange things where the mechanics couldn’t even figure it out. Until the day I’d had enough strain and financial drain, and bought a Toyota, and now a Honda. I couldn’t afford unreliability, since I’m not mechanically skilled enough, so am at the mercy of others, who aren’t always looking out for my best interests. Independence is the spirit of America, but why is it foreign-made? New leadership, and a new business model with that in mind would do wonders for these US car companies. Back to Bill: The heater had started staying on after the key was out, last winter, and sometimes he’d have to jump in my trusty Honda to get to work in time. From what I’ve heard and seen all over the internet, it’s shocking to me that Ford still has no customer awareness program, or recall, or something regarding such a serious problem

 

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Tina Sorensen

and here are the examples I sent to Watson.

DOCUMENTATION ( a sample ):

CONSUMER COMPLAINT: ODI Case Number: 10254107

Component: AIR BAGS:FRONTAL

Details: 2002 FORD F-150 WINDSHIELD LEAKS CAUSING DAMAGE TO ELECTRICAL SYSTEM (FUSE BOX AND ELECTRICAL MODULE). MANY ISSUE HAPPENING INCLUDING WINDSHIELD WIPERS NOT WORKING AND SHORTING OUT THE AIRBAG DEACTIVATION SWITCH. WINDSHIELD REPAIR FACILITY STATES THIS WAS A KNOWN ISSUE WITH THE PRIMING OF THE WINDSHIELDS AT INSTALLATION IN MANUFACTURING. ALSO STATES IT MIGHT CAUSE A POTENTIAL FOR THE WINDSHIELD TO EJECT ITSELF DURING A ROLLOVER REDUCING STRUCTURAL INTEGRITY OF THE CAB. DEALER WHO IDENTIFIED THE PROBLEM STATED IT WAS NOT A KNOWN ISSUE BUT RESEARCH STATES OTHERWISE AS WELL AS A LETTER FROM FORD TO THE DEALERSHIPS EXPLAINING THE ISSUE – #15773. *TR

Occurrences: 1 Injuries: 0

Fail Date: 01/05/2008 Deaths: 0

Date added to datbase: 1/7/2009

 

CONSUMER COMPLAINT: ODI Case Number: 10252207

Component: VISIBILITY:WINDSHIELD

Details: I HAVE A 2002 FORD F150 DURING THE LAST RAIN WE HAD WATER LEAKED IN FROM THE FRONT WINDSHIELD AND GOT INTO THE FUSE BOX AND SHORTED OUT THE BATTERY, FUSE BOX AND A MODULE TOTAL COST WAS OVER $1,000.00. INSURANCE SAID THEY COULD NOT COVER IT BECAUSE THE SERVICE MANAGER SAID THIS IS A COMMON PROBLEM WITH FORD TRUCKS SO THE ADJUSTER SAID IT SOUNDED LIKE A DEFECT AND FORD SHOULD CORRECT THE PROBLEM. I TALKED TO FORD AND THEY SAID NO RECALL HAS BEEN ISSUED AND NO REIMBURSE MENT COULD BE MADE, BUT IF THIS IS A COMMON PROBLEM WITH FORD TRUCKS WHY HASN’T A RECALL BEEN ISSUED. *TR

Occurrences: 1 Injuries: 0

Fail Date: 12/10/2008 Deaths: 0

Date added to datbase: 12/18/2008

 

CONSUMER COMPLAINT: ODI Case Number: 10237321

Component: VISIBILITY

Details: I HAVE HAD THE 02′ F150 SINCE DECEMBER 07′ AND HAVE HAD MAJOR PROBLEMS WITH THE WINDSHIELD LEAKING. I HAVE FOUND THAT THIS IS A COMMON PROBLEM WITH IN THE 97′ TO 03′ F150 MODELS VIA FORD FORUMS AND OTHER INTERNET SITES AS WELL AS THE LOCAL FORD DEALER REPAIR SHOP WHO WORKED ON MY TRUCK. THIS LEAK SHORTS OUT THE FUSE PANEL IN THE CAB THAT CAUSES THE LOSS OF POWER TO EQUIPMENT INCLUDING THE WINDSHIELD WIPERS WHICH IS A SAFETY ISSUE WHEN DRIVING IN INCLEMENT WEATHER. THE LEAK ALSO TENDS TO SHORT OUT THE INSTRUMENT PANEL CAUSING THE COMPUTER TO BE UNABLE TO READ WHAT GEAR THE TRUCK IS IN. THIS CAUSES THE TRUCK TO NOT START AND EVEN SHUT DOWN WHILE DRIVING WHICH AGAIN IS A SAFETY ISSUE WHILE DRIVING IN ANY CONDITION. THIS LEAK COST ME $1500 DOLLARS IN REPAIRS DUE TO DAMAGE TO THE STARTER, RELAY, ALTERNATOR, COMPUTER, FUSE PANEL, AND HAVING TO REPLACING THE WINDSHIELD. I WAS TOLD BY FORD THAT THIS LEAK WAS NOT A SAFETY ISSUE AND HAVE ONLY ISSUED A SPECIAL SERVICE BULLETIN! I CAN NOT UNDERSTAND HOW THE WINDSHIELD LEAK IS NOT A SAFETY ISSUE YET A RECALL CAN BE ISSUED FOR FADING PAINT? *TR

Occurrences: 1 Injuries: 0

Fail Date: 03/20/2008 Deaths: 0

Date added to datbase: 8/7/2008

CONSUMER COMPLAINT: ODI Case Number: 10225023

Component: ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:WIRING:INTERIOR/UNDER DASH

Details: MY VEHICLE HAS A WATER LEAK THAT IS GETTING THE GEM MODULE WET AND THIS HAS RESULTED IN THE WIPERS FAILING, THE POWER WINDOWS TO FAIL, THE HEATER FAN STAYS ON AFTER THE KEY IS REMOVED FROM THE IGNITION, AND THE ENGINE RUNS VERY ROUGH AND STALLS RESULTING IN ME LOSING THE POWER STEERING AND PUTTING THE VEHICLE IN A DITCH, THE WIPERS STOPPED WORKING DURING A RECENT HEAVY RAIN AND I HAD TO PULL ONTO THE SIDE OF THE INTERSTATE FOR OVER 30 MINUTES. FORD CUSTOMER SERVICE CLAIMS THEY NEVER HEARD OF THE PROBLEM BUT I FOUND OUT THEY ISSUED A TECHNICAL SERVICE BULLETIN 98-9-13 TO THE DEALERS ABOUT THIS AND ALSO FORD SPECIAL MESSAGE #15773 FOR THIS PROBLEM. THE DEALER WANTS OVER $1,100.00 TO FIX .THIS PROBLEM IS IN 1997-2002 FORD F150 AND EXPEDITIONS. I FEEL THAT THE LOSS OF WIPERS AND SUDDEN LOSS OF POWER STEERING AND POWER BRAKES IS A BIGGER SAFETY HAZARD THAN THE CURRENT RECALL ON THE CRUISE CONTROL. *TR

Occurrences: 10 Injuries: 0

Fail Date: 04/18/2008 Deaths: 0

Date added to datbase: 4/19/2008

CONSUMER COMPLAINT: ODI Case Number: 10222597

Component: ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

Details: I HAVE HAD THE 02′ F150 JUST OVER ONE YEAR AND HAVE HAD PROBLEMS WITH THE WINDSHIELD LEAKING INTO THE CAB. I HAVE FOUND THAT THIS IS A COMMON PROBLEM IN THE 97′ TO 03′ F150 MODEL VIA FORD FORUMS AND OTHER INTERNET GROUPS. THIS LEAK SHORTS OUT THE FUSE PANEL CAUSING THE LOSS IN POWER IN VARIOUS EQUIPMENT INCLUDING THE WINDSHIELD WIPERS. THIS SHORT HAS ALSO CAUSED THE INSTRUMENT PANEL TO FAIL CAUSING THE COMPUTER TO NOT READ WHAT GEAR THE TRUCK IS IN WHICH HAS CAUSED THE TRUCK NOT TO START OR STOP RUNNING WHILE THE TRUCK IS IN OPERATION. THE ONLY WAY THE FIX THE PROBLEM IS TO HAVE THE WINDSHIELD REMOVED AND RESEALED AS WELL AS REPLACING THE FUSE PANEL REPLACED. OTHERS AS WELL AS I HAVE HAD TO HAVE OTHER REPAIRS MADE DUE TO THE LEAK INCLUDING THE INSTRUMENT PANEL, STARTER, RELAY, ALTERNATOR, AND THE IGNITION SENSOR. I HAVE HAD TO MAKE THESE REPAIRS OUT OF POCKET AS NO MANUFACTURE RECALL HAS BEEN ISSUED, ONLY A SPECIAL SERVICE BULLETIN. FORD HAS BEEN CONTACTED ABOUT THIS ISSUE BUT HAS STATED THAT IT IS NOT A SAFETY ISSUE. *TR

Occurrences: 30 Injuries: 0

Fail Date: 03/20/2008 Deaths: 0

Date added to datbase: 3/28/2008

 

CONSUMER COMPLAINT: ODI Case Number: 10221814

Component: VISIBILITY:WINDSHIELD

Details: 2002 F150 SUPERCREW LEAKY WINDSHIELD CAUSING ELECTRICAL PARTS TO GO ON AND OFF. I WISH FORD WOULD FIX THIS PROBLEM IM AFRAID TO TAKE THE FAMILY IN IT IN FEAR OF AN ELECTRICAL FIRE. *TR

Occurrences: 1 Injuries: 0

Fail Date: 03/18/2008 Deaths: 0

Date added to datbase: 3/19/2008

3: CBC ARTICLE

Toyota to be investigated by Ottawa

By CBC News
CBC News

The federal government will work with the opposition to have a parliamentary committee investigate the Toyota recalls, the parliamentary secretary to the prime minister says.

The federal government will work with the opposition to have a parliamentary committee investigate the Toyota recalls, the parliamentary secretary to the prime minister said Friday.

Pierre Poilievre told reporters that the government wants the standing committee on transport, infrastructure and communities to hold hearings into the recall when Parliament resumes March 3.

The opposition is supporting the plan, the CBC reported, so the committee can get moving as soon as possible, and MPs can pose questions directly to Toyota officials.

Toyota Canada said it would welcome the opportunity to address the committee.

“Toyota looks forward to the opportunity to participate in the formal hearings to ensure issues are on the record for all Canadians to understand,” the company said in a news release.

Poilievre said the questions could include:

  • How did this happen?
  • How did the defect go undetected?
  • What should government and industry do to prevent it recurring?

In a letter to Merv Tweed, chair of the standing committee, Tory MP Jeff Watson asked for the hearing and said: “I am very concerned that Canadian families have been exposed to potentially unsafe vehicles.”

Poilievre noted that the U.S. government has already begun hearings into Toyota, and has heard “gut-wrenching stories.”

Toyota recalled about 270,000 vehicles in Canada and 4.2 million vehicles worldwide in January because the gas pedal could stick.

The company announced a fix on Feb. 1.

 

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