Ray LaHood Says: “STOP Driving It”

…and take it in.

LaHood’s warning came Wednesday in testimony before a House Appropriations subcommittee on transportation. LaHood says his advice to owners is to “stop driving it. Take it to a Toyota dealer because they believe they have a fix for it.”

Only…the fix isn’t even AT the dealerships YET, no one’s been trained HOW to install the fix and there’s nothing like a government caused panic (remember, now: the DOT said drive your Toyota cautiously unTIL the fix was ready) to really throw a wrench in things.

There’s also a question (which, to her credit, CNBC’s Michelle Carusa Cabrerra asked) about the fix being IN…for Toyota to crash and burn, gievn the gub’mint owns that hefty, expensive chunk of GM. Coincidentally, Toyota stock is doing exactly that at the moment.

4 Responses to “Ray LaHood Says: “STOP Driving It””

  1. Rob says:

    Them peoples at Ford, Nissan, Volkswagon, and Kia benefit, too, so I doubt it was done just to make the government’s investment look a little wiser. If Toyota crashes and burns, it’s at their own hands.

  2. Gary from Jersey says:

    Read this month’s Car&Driver story on Toyota. While their study was limited, it pointed out some things that would indicate this is another MSM scare a la Audi’s unintended acceleration or the exploding GMC pickup. This is Toyota’s to lose and it’s doing a damn fine job trying.

    By the way, Rob, I just read that the Chevy Malibu outsold the Camry for the first time last month.

  3. JeffS says:

    It maybe Toyota’s to lose, but Uncle Sugar ain’t helping any, that’s for sure.

  4. Greg Newsom says:

    I guess Lahood should look under ‘the hood’ of the car first.Or the spanish female
    inflection would be ‘La hood’
    from my high school spanish clas.

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