Dee-ann Durbin

For Dee-ann Durbin's latest contributions to The Japan Times, see below:

Supply-hit Nissan mulls partial shift of engine production to U.S.

Mar 26, 2011

Supply-hit Nissan mulls partial shift of engine production to U.S.

Nissan Motor Co. said Thursday it is considering moving some engine production from Japan to the U.S. because of earthquake damage to its plant in Iwaki, Fukushima Prefecture, another illustration of how seriously the Tohoku disaster has upended the global network of auto supplies. ...

May 22, 2010

Trust in Toyota's tainted brand to be tested when incentives end

DETROIT — U.S. buyers were willing to overlook Toyota Motor Corp.’s safety troubles the last few months thanks to zero-percent financing and other deals, but as the lure of incentives fades, the carmaker has a tough job: Winning over consumers who no longer trust ...

U.S. dealers put fixes into overdrive

Feb 5, 2010

U.S. dealers put fixes into overdrive

DETROIT — Toyota dealers, who have started to repair defective gas pedals in millions of U.S. vehicles, are extending hours, making house calls and offering other services as they try to repair the damage to Toyota’s reputation. Toyota Motor Corp. recalled eight models Jan. ...