Wednesday, April 14, 2010
Incriminating documents surface regarding Toyota
Toyota’s pattern of dragging its feet over the years on safety issues has drawn recent attention. For example, I previously posted a CNN report on allegations that Toyota has (or had) failed to disclose important documents (see here). Now comes news that documents have been discovered that show Toyota knew of the problems with its cars and purposely delayed a recall. According to a New York Times article new details about the company’s actions — based on government timelines, 70,000 pages of Toyota documents and interviews — show the degree to which the company stalled in fulfilling its recall pledges and treated safety concerns in the United States differently from those in Europe and Canada.