July 12, 2006

The Beginning Of The End Of Toyota

I see this as the beginning of Toyota's eventual downfall.

Toyota Motor Corp. finds itself in a deeply uncomfortable position as three of its quality-control managers in Japan are the focus of a criminal investigation into whether they downplayed reports of steering problems in the mid-1990s.

These 3 managers are in deep doo-doo. These 3 managers will be shuned in Japanese society.

That problem was subsequently cited as the possible cause of an accident in Japan that injured five people and eventually led to a global recall by Toyota of more than 1 million vehicles.

Investigators are looking into whether Toyota's managers were negligent in dismissing early reports of steering problems, according to a report from the Associated Press in Tokyo.

Posted by Quality Weenie at July 12, 2006 09:51 AM | TrackBack

I wouldn't be surprised if they get their ass whipped by self-righteous, justice-seeking neighbors. That is if they don't commit "sepuku" first, for causing those deaths.

Posted by: michele at July 12, 2006 02:37 PM

Ack. It wouldn't surprise me in the least that this is the beginning of the end for them.

Posted by: oddybobo at July 12, 2006 02:56 PM