As car buyers head back into dealerships after a two-year drought,
they're being greeted by rock-bottom interest rates on auto loans,
eye-popping lease deals and a renewed willingness to lend to people with
Investigations into whatever is lurking behind Toyota's crisis of
quality have put a spotlight on all that can go wrong with auto
electronics — the growing number of wires, sensors and computer chips
that have profoundly changed the automobile in the last decade.