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Toyota Recall Accident Lawyer News: Toyota President Blames Communication, Not Defective Vehicles, for Crisis
In a surprise statement to market analysts April 7, the chairperson of the Toyota Company, Mr. Akio Toyoda, indicated he feels “communications,” not defective vehicles, were to blame for the current situation in which Toyota finds itself. Toyota is experiencing a recall of over 8 million vehicles, many reports of sudden or unintended acceleration by Toyota drivers and intense scrutiny from government officials including congressional panels and the U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
Toyota Recall Accident Lawyer News: Recall and Repair Instruction Dates Differ Between North America and Europe
More details are coming out about this year’s massive Toyota recall including information about who knew what and when. As the U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration prepares to pursue fines and penalties against the Toyota for what it considers to be a pattern of inaction on major safety issues, officials are looking at a timeline for how various national agencies were notified about problems with accelerator pedals in Toyota vehicles.
New reports from Toyota on a landmark “runaway Prius” case illustrate how tense relations are between the giant car company and some of its drivers who are reporting problems on the road.
Amid many claims of “sudden or unintended acceleration,” Toyota has issued a recall of over six million vehicles. They are investigating any causes of faulty acceleration in its product line including many different models such as the popular Toyota Camry and Toyota Avalon sedans as well as larger vehicles like the Toyota Tundra, Tacoma and RAV4. The Toyota Prius is subject to its own recall information with debate on safety issues regarding braking.
How about a black box for your car?
U.S. government officials are now looking at proposing mandatory electronic monitoring systems for cars that are similar to the “black box” tools used in aircraft in order to know more about what happens in a car accident. The devices would record information like braking and other events from 5 to 30 seconds before a crash.