Toyota announces decision to add quality test offices

By NEMS Daily Journal

TORRANCE, Calif. – Toyota Motor Sales USA on Thursday announced that it is expanding its Product Quality Field Office program to four additional U.S. regional sales areas.
The offices are being established to investigate specific field quality issues related to unique regional, geographical or environmental conditions in each area.
TMS will officially open its product quality field office in San Francisco this month. Three more offices will open in the next 12 months across the country.
The new San Francisco office will focus on hybrid vehicle systems and durability.
Toyota is currently evaluating opening additional offices in Jacksonville, Fla., to focus on heating, ventilation and air conditioning and drivability; Houston, Texas, to concentrate on trucks and chassis components; and Denver, Colo., to study high altitude performance and SUV models.