Posted by: Salvatore J. Zambri, founding partner
Bloomberg News reports that according to "company timelines" submitted to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), Toyota "knew about flaws that could cause unintended acceleration more than 3 1/2 years before it recalled cars and trucks to fix the defects." The report points out that the auto manufacturer learned that "floor mats could entrap accelerator pedals as early as Feb. 7, 2006, and that pedals could stick five months later" in July 2006. The timelines confirm an alarmingly slow response to the problems that ultimately led to the recall of more than 8 million vehicles worldwide.
This development is very concerning, as it suggests that Toyota put profits over safety. Based upon some recent advertisements and public statements, Toyota seems to what to convince us that it is a caring company that produces safe products. How they move foreard as a company will determine their sincerity.
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