Toyota Recall Accidents
Toyota Recall Accident Lawyer News: Toyota U.S.A. January 16 Internal Memo Surfaces Advising Company to Come Clean on Safety Issues
For the many U.S. government officials, consumer advocates and others looking critically at Toyota’s response to its enormous 2009 recall, there’s breaking news that makes the picture beyond corporate walls much clearer.
Toyota has turned over a vast amount of information, some of which has gotten through to the Associated Press. In it are e-mails from one Toyota executive suggesting that the company should “come clean” about the acceleration problems that are now the primary focus of the recall campaign.
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.
When Toyota staffer James Lentz went before a Congressional oversight panel Feb. 23, the public got some new information on what’s really going on with the massive Toyota recall involving million of vehicles that has led to halted sales of some new models.
Specifically, it was the first time, according to industry reports, that a Toyota employee went on record as saying that the sudden acceleration in Toyota vehicles could have come from an electronic issue.