Something very unusual happened May 2: When auto makers released April U.S. sales results, Toyota Motor Corp. was in the red. Vehicle sales for the No.1 global auto maker fell 4% behind year-ago on a volume basis. Fellow Japanese auto makers Honda Motor Co. Ltd. and Nissan Motor Co. Ltd. also saw U.S. deliveries slump. Toyota blamed a weak month overall, but the blip got tongues wagging. Was the April drop-off a sign mighty Toyota and its Asian rivals were not infallible after all? ...

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