Toyota President Apologizes for Crisis

Akio Toyoda, grandson of Toyota’s founder and current president of Toyota Motor Corp., apologized for the current recalls involving some 6 million vehicles in the U.S. alone.

“"I offer my apologies for the worries," he said. "Many customers are wondering whether their cars are OK." He also called the situation a “crisis” for the company.

Industry anaylysts in Japan noted that the news conference was not only hastily put together, but also comes too late in terms of damage control.

Other news items surrounding the Toyota recall this morning include:

By David Thomas | February 5, 2010 | Comments (5)



Stop apologizing and just be decisive in your actions to remedy the situation.

Ian Markost

I'm sure the CEO of Toyota is going to listen to a low-wage earner like you.

Troy S.

Have we ever seen an apology from a domestic auto maker in a similar situation?


A domestic auto maker wouldn't know how to take responsibility but they sure are good at lying. Hence millions of Americans buying Honda's, Toyota's, and Nissan's instead of the old Detroit garbage.

Scott Thomas

I heard about the pedal recall I had no idea it affected my NON toyota car good thing I found more info here
searched for my make, model, year and found my car had been recalled so look out! it could save a life maybe yours

don't understand how serious or what the car pedal recall is about?
just watch this video at the end it also shows how to stop a out of control car very useful

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