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4 years 6 months ago

Toyota CEO apologizes for recall, accidents

Toyota's president faces what will likely be a grilling on Capitol Hill today. In testimony prepared for his appearance before a House committee, Akio Toyoda said he is "deeply sorry for any accidents that Toyota drivers have experienced." He says the company grew too quickly to keep up with safety...

4 years 6 months ago

Toyota's US president apologizes for failures

The president of Toyota's U.S. operations is apologizing for the company's slow handling of sudden acceleration problems in its vehicles. James Lentz says Toyota took too long to confront the issue. He says Toyota had poor communications within the company, with government regulators and with its customers. Lentz's written apology...

4 years 7 months ago

Toyota probing Corolla power-steering problems

Toyota is thinking about issuing another recall, this time it's the hot-selling Corolla subcompact. There have been complaints about problems with the power steering. The world's largest automaker already is reeling from a string of recalls for safety problems. A Toyota exec says details of what may be wrong...

4 years 7 months ago

For Toyota drivers, confusion and anger

Toyota executives have been virtually silent amid a recall of millions of their cars because gas pedals can become dangerously stuck. For their customers, oh, what a feeling - fear, frustration, confusion and anger. Since Tuesday, when the Japanese automaker said it would stop making and selling some of...

4 years 9 months ago

Toyota to replace 3.8M gas pedals

The Transportation Department says Toyota Motor Corp. will replace gas pedals on 3.8 million U.S. vehicles due to sudden acceleration or the pedal becoming stuck in the floor mat. As a temporary step, Toyota will have dealers shorten the length of gas pedals beginning in January. Transportation officials told...

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