After the recall for few defects on its models, Toyota is voluntary planning to disclose problems of their models even those which they are not legally required to do so. Read the full new from bernama below.
TOYOTA VOLUNTARY DISCLOSE THEIR CAR PROBLEM TO GAIN BACK CUSTOMER TRUST
TOKYO, — Toyoto Motor Corp., is voluntarily planning to disclosure about car problems that would go beyond what the automaker is legally required to reveal as it seeks to rebuild consumer trust, reports China’s Xinhua news agency on Friday.
This move is made as a strategy to revive people’s confidence following the criticism Toyota received for being slow to act on safety problems, that led to the recall of 8.5 million vehicles for gas pedal and brake problems.
Toyota said it would announce details of the plan for more openess in the near future.
The company’s president, Akio Toyoda, is to visit the United States in early March to meet with government officials and members of Congress amid pressure from a House Republican that the automaker’s leader testify before Congress about the automaker’s safety lapses.
The move toward greater disclosure comes after the company on Tuesday recalled nearly 440,000 Priuses and other hybrids globally for faulty brakes, a move that came about a week after the first reports about the problem started surfacing.