In an internal note of July 2009, Toyota’s leaders in Washington pleased satisfaction to have managed to save 100 million euros for having hidden defects, rather than remedy them.
Basically, the Toyota representatives have obtained in 2007 closing an investigation of U.S. authorities, after having claimed that the cars accelerate out of the blue, because the carpets.
Toyota has succeeded in the past 6 years to obtain the closure of five of the seven investigations brought by U.S. authorities. Recently, Toyota had to recall nine million vehicles, due to manufacturing problems – which was a blow for the company.
Over two days, Congress is bound to hear the President of the Japanese group.
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