I'm gonna just chalk this up to anti-American bias.
Wikipedia tells us this about the "Association of Global Automakers": http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/A...
The Association of Global Automakers (Global Automakers) is a Washington, D.C.-based trade association and Lobby group whose members include international automobile and light duty truck manufacturers that build and sell products in the United States.
However, most bizarrely, here is the member list: Aston Martin, Ferrari, Honda, Hyundai, Isuzu, KIA, Maserati, McLaren, Nissan, Subaru, Suzuki and Toyota. Notably missing, the Americans and the Germans. So this looks more like this is coming from some sort of Asian lobbying group.
So I will have to correct my statement in my original post:
So simple solution . . . don't buy an Asian car, if you want to own your vehicle.