Monday, 22nd February 2010
In Business In Japan,
Toyota set to change car recall measures
The Japanese government has announced it may ask Toyota to reform its car recall system as the firm comes in for criticism of how quickly it responded to a recent safety recall crisis.
Following fears that many of Toyota's models could be impacted by faulty accelerators, flawed brakes and other problems, the firm recalled millions of cars globally.
However, many market analysts criticised Toyota's handling of the problem and noted that the company president Akio Toyoda did not speak publically about the recall for days after it began.
As well as this, there are concerns over how long Toyota may have known about car problems before taking action.
Transport minister Seiji Maehara has now said that Toyota is considering making changes to its car recall system.
Mr Toyoda is set to travel to America this week after being called to speak before the US House of Representatives Oversight and Government Reform Committee.
Written by Kimberley Homer.
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