Toyota to Halt Production for Several Days

As a shortage of parts from Japan continues, the Toyota Motor Company will halt production at its North American plants this month. Plants will not produce vehicles on the 15th, 18th, 21st, 22nd and 25th. However the Georgetown Kentucky plant will be active on the 21st. It’s possible the parts shortage will continue beyond this… Continue reading Toyota to Halt Production for Several Days

Toyota Halts Production Again at Georgetown Plant

A production line that makes Toyota Camrys and Avalons in Georgetown, Kentucky will shut down one day later this month because of lagging sales of the models. About 2,500 people work on the line. Plant spokesperson Rick Hesterberg says it might not be the end of production halts. “We are looking at some other potential… Continue reading Toyota Halts Production Again at Georgetown Plant

Beshear Calls For Fairness In Toyota Hearings

Ahead of congressional hearings into the recent Toyota recalls, Kentucky Governor Steve Beshear is rallying the governors of states that have Toyota plants. Beshear and governors in Alabama, Indiana, and Mississippi have written a letter to congressional leaders urging them to look at the context surrounding Toyota’s troubles. “There were sixteen million vehicles recalled last… Continue reading Beshear Calls For Fairness In Toyota Hearings

Toyota Dealers Prepare For Accelerator Fix

Thousands of area Toyota drivers are expected to make appointments with technicians to fix potentially defective accelerators on some models. To repair a flaw that caused some accelerators to stick, Toyota has sent new parts to technicians across the country and notices to drivers who need to have their vehicles fixed. At Swope Toyota in… Continue reading Toyota Dealers Prepare For Accelerator Fix

Princeton Toyota Plant Prepares for Highlander

The Toyota plant in Princeton, Indiana is in the final stages of preparing its production line for the Highlander SUV. The vehicle is being added to the plant’s production lineup. Already produced there are the Sequoia SUV and the Sienna minivan. Toyota spokesperson Mike Goss says the announcement came a year ago, and a lot… Continue reading Princeton Toyota Plant Prepares for Highlander

Toyota Cuts Production, Georgetown Plant Included

Car sales continue to decline and that has Toyota Motor Corporation changing its production schedule to offset an inventory surplus. Many of the company’s North American plants will see schedule changes, including its operation in Georgetown, Kentucky. Spokesperson Rick Hesterberg says the national recession is taking its toll. “We’ve seen high inventory levels caused by… Continue reading Toyota Cuts Production, Georgetown Plant Included