Toyota will be long remembered for the epic 2010 recalls stemming from apparent design flaws in the accelerator pedals of many of the auto giant’s most popular models. The company’s senior management could also be fodder for future management textbooks explaining how not to handle damage control in the wake of a corporate scandal.
And, in all likelihood, David Letterman will at least be a footnote in those same entries. That’s because the host of the CBS “Late Show” has been featuring a series of skits about Toyota’s stop-start-restart efforts to restore public confidence in its products...
"And I can't stop this Prius anymore.
I forgotten what I started stopping for.
I got the brake pressed clear down to the floor.
[Who just came through the back door?]
Baby I can't stop this Prius anymore."
Matt Hardigree, yesterday A giant sinkhole opened up underneath the parking lot of a condo complex near the University of South Florida in Tampa, taking an entire Toyota Camry with it. The car disappeared down the sinkhole minutes after this photo was taken.
About a dozen families in the condo complex on the edge of the University of South Florida campus are sleeping elsewhere tonight after the earth opened up below their homes. This photo of a Toyota Camry was taken moments before the hole sucked it up completely — probably helpful for insurance purposes.
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