May 20 by Ben

Ford Wins, Toyota Loses in New Safety Survey

A national survey conducted by Consumer Reports and the National Research Center found that Americans’ faith in the quality and safety of Toyota vehicles has evaporated, while confidence in other leading automobile manufacturers has improved. This is no doubt the result of Toyota’s constant stream of recalls spanning the past few years, which prompted the Department of Transportation to fine the Japanese automaker $16.4 million, the largest penalty ever sought by the agency. But Toyota’s reputation in the gutter hasn’t stopped it from posting impressive profits already this year.

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