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Congressional committee hears senator call for Japanese car import ban
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4 March 2010

A Republican senator has suggested banning all Japanese car imports to the US in the wake of the recent Toyota accelerator recalls.

Speaking during a congressional committee hearing, Mike Johanns asked US transport secretary Ray La Hood what would happen if "until the Japanese government can assure us that all the defects are out of these vehicles, we're just not going to accept any vehicles from Japan".

Johanns also claimed that "the American consumer is getting tired of this thing if we are getting substandard products".

Johanns was agriculture secretary in the Bush administration when the Japanese banned beef imports because of a scare over mad cow disease, and conceded his stance regarding Toyotas was motivated by his experiences during that time.

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fhp11 8 March 2010

Re: US senator wants Toyota ban

Hopefully Toyota do get banned....

Then they go bankrupt....

So they can't make any more IQ's......

Which means Aston Martin can't make the Cygnet.......

So Aston Martin can remain a great company without that horrible little car.........

:-)

jelly7961 8 March 2010

Re: US senator wants Toyota ban

tuga wrote:
Maybe the US should inforce a ban upon themselves. They've been making substandard tat for decades now.

Precisely - Anyone remember the Ford Pinto? Fondly that is...

VX220EDDIE 4 March 2010

Re: US senator wants Toyota ban

meow! ;)

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