Apologies

Toyota CEO: I’m Sorry

Toyota’s difficulties came to a head on Wednesday, as CEO Akio Toyoda and U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray Lahood took the stand before Congress. "We pursued growth over the speed at which we were able to develop our people and our organization," Toyoda said. "I regret that this has resulted in the safety issues described in the recalls we face today, and I am deeply sorry for any accidents that Toyota drivers have experienced." Lahood, meanwhile, said, “I want anybody who has one of those [recalled] cars to take it to the dealer and make sure it gets fixed,” adding that the cars “are not safe.”