Toyota's issues are not new. In 2006 the Japanese Government sued Toyota for not issuing recalls. Toyota's acting like this latest problem is something new, It's not! That company has some real issues.
From a Japanese web site (translated)
■ Toyota Corporate disease
This recall problem is Toyota's "big company disease" Some say the cause is. Gone too far in cutting costs enough to affect the quality of the field 背Kezu the wishes of his boss "no" has not come from the constitution of the company, and was also tempted to reduce our management costs, Toyota Tsumutta the first thing that the poor quality in terms of competitive advantage.
As a result, Toyota is also knowing it covered up defects in cars for over 10 years, is under investigation by the Japanese government in 2006 published an apology on the seat of President Watanabe. Also last year, the lawyer in charge of the case was an accident in the U.S. Toyota, "Toyota was an organized cover-up the risk of accidents due to insufficient strength of the roof of the car" as called for Toyota.
(The man mentioned in the article, they interviewed...Lyle Birchman....is the guy I'm trying to reach about the Delta Plant tour this summer....he still hasn't responded to my e-mail earlier this month... :banghead:....but I see he still works there, he was on camera tonight.... :eyebrow