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Stories on Toyota and Dealer Arbitration Are Part of the February 1 Issue of Automotive News
Jan 29, 2010 (03:01 PM EST)


DETROIT, Jan. 29 /PRNewswire/ -- Three major stories are included in the upcoming February 1 issue of Automotive News.    

Tokyo Reporter Hans Greimel and Los Angeles Reporter Kathy Jackson assess the consumer reaction in North America and Japan to Toyota's massive recall of eight models this week due to faulty accelerator pedals.   With Toyota's operation in America at risk, Automotive News looks at consumer surveys that say whether consumers have started to be bothered.

In another of the many Toyota stories in this week's Automotive News, the same reporting team of Greimel and Jackson delve into the history of Toyota's worst-ever quality crisis and when the pedal problems were first noticed.  

Also in the news this week is the upcoming dealer arbitration process for rejected General Motors Co. and Chrysler Group dealerships.    A story by Automotive News Reporter Neil Roland assesses whether "clunker clog" will repeat itself as  more than 1,550 dealerships have given notice that they intend to seek reinstatement through arbitration — triple the number expected by the American Arbitration Association, which is overseeing the program.  Bottlenecks seem possible in states with the most filings, including Ohio, Illinois and Pennsylvania.

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