Monday, March 01, 2010

Toyota's President Gets Called On The Capter By The Chinese

Or is he just being called on the floor mats?

Toyota's president to visit China today
Toyota President Akio Toyoda will speak today in China about his company's quality problems, seeking to boost confidence and ease consumer worries in the world's biggest auto market.

Toyoda, who testified at a U.S. Congressional hearing last week about the spate of global recalls plaguing Toyota Motor Corp., will speak to reporters at a Beijing hotel, company spokeswoman Ririko Takeuchi said.

The number of vehicles being recalled in China is small compared with the 8.5 million vehicles recalled worldwide since October for sticky gas pedals, faulty floor mats and glitches in braking software.

That China is taking the Japanese to task for automobile quality is, if not the definition of ironic, given the simply amazing quality of Chinese automobiles and other consumer goods, then you can see it from here.

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