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Toyota recall hearings: Akio Toyoda testimony key to carmaker's future

Toyota recall hearings: Akio Toyoda testimony key to carmaker's future 1Akio Toyoda, the CEO of Toyota, is expected to take the witness stand Wednesday in the second day of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee’s hearing on the recalled issues of the world’s largest carmaker.

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According to a report on AOL Autos, what is expected to occur is that Toyoda will be asked four primary questions about the Toyota recall.

1. Why didn’t Toyota’s quality-control measures prevent the problems that now affect millions of cars?;

2. How quickly will the automaker be able to bring in and fix those cars?;

3. Why was Toyota so slow to make the decisions to recall them?;

4. Did Toyota cover up any early knowledge about the defects, or put its finger on the scales of research meant to find problems with its vehicles?

Toyota recall hearings: Akio Toyoda testimony key to carmaker's future 2

Toyota U.S. Chief Operating Officer Jim Lentz, who will also appear before the House committee, has said the issues that caused many of the recalls will be solved immediately, and he has apologized for the company’s slow reaction. He told Reuters:

“We now understand that we must think differently when investigating complaints, and communicate faster, better and more effectively with our customers and our regulators.”

Toyota has recalled more than eight millions, including models of its best-selling Camry, Corolla and Prius models, for a variety of acceleration, floor mats and braking issues. Toyota’s upscale brand, Lexus, is also involved in the recall.

The details of how the hearings will develop are available on AOL Autos, HERE

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