CORRECTED-Trump: Toyota faces big tax if it builds Corolla cars for U.S. in Mexico
(Corrects official company name in first paragraph)
WASHINGTON Jan 5 U.S. President-elect Donald Trump on Thursday targeted Toyota Motor Corp, threatening to impose a hefty fee on the Japanese automaker it if builds its Corolla cars for the U.S. market at a plant in Mexico.
"Toyota Motor said will build a new plant in Baja, Mexico, to build Corolla cars for U.S. NO WAY! Build plant in U.S. or pay big border tax," Trump said in a post on Twitter.
Toyota, which announced its plan to build the Mexican facility in April 2015, had no immediate comment. (Reporting by Susan Heavey and David Shephardson; Editing by Chizu Nomiyama)
UPDATE 2-Japanese airbag maker Takata files for bankruptcy, gets U.S. sponsor
* Honda says no final agreement on recall liabilities (Recasts and writes through with filing details, Honda comment)
BRIEF-Toyota: may not be able to recover $5.1 bln of Takata recall fees
* may not be able to recover 570 billion yen ($5.12 billion) worth of recall costs from Takata Corp