Toyota saved $100M by selling U.S. on cheap fix, document shows


What portion of this story is "news"? Presuming Toyota thought their proposal would actually fix the problem, it did precisely what virtually any business would have likely done, advocate the least expensive solution.

Conversely, Toyota could have also solved the problem by replacing the entire vehicle from a new "clean sheet" design, which would have been just as unreasonable. NHTSA wears the shame for approving an inadequate fix, it's the entity empowered to ensure safety; Toyota only makes cars.

Maybe therein lay the REAL story; perhaps Toyota isn't a supernatural entity with products designed and developed by a unique relationship with the Almighty after all. Maybe Toyota's just a business like any other.