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Toyota Stalled US Recall

Treated safety flaws differently in Europe, Canada

(Newser) - Toyota stalled on US recall pledges and treated the same safety problem differently in the US than in Europe and Canada, new documents released by the automaker show. “The time to hide on this one is over. We need to come clean,” an American Toyota executive urged the... More »

Toyota Dismisses Prof's Claim of Faulty Electronics

Experiment by David Gilbert, ABC was 'completely unrealistic'

(Newser) - Toyota fired back today at the professor who claimed before Congress and in an ABC News report that faulty electronics are to blame for the acceleration problems plaguing an ever-increasing numbers of the company’s vehicles. David Gilbert sent an extra charge into a Toyota, which caused the engine to... More »

Woman's 6-Mile Terror Ride to Open Toyota Hearings

Pressure mounts on Toyota as House investigation kicks off

(Newser) - A House panel probing acceleration problems with Toyota vehicles will begin hearing testimony today from safety experts, Toyota's American president, and a Tennessee woman who says her Lexus suddenly zoomed to 100 miles per hour while she was driving on an interstate, the AP reports. Rhonda Smith says the emergency... More »

'Humbled' Toyota Prez: We're Going Back to Basics

Akio Toyoda promises to make company a safety leader again

(Newser) - Toyota's president brushes up on his apologizing skills ahead of tomorrow's House testimony and outlines the steps the company is taking to become a leader in automotive safety in today's Wall Street Journal. Akio Toyoda, grandson of the company's founder, admits that the company has been slow to address customers'... More »

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