Auto insiders blame Toyota’s problems on a rush to global growth

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Auto insiders blame problems on a rush to global

That’s the story Japanese analysts are offering to explain the gas pedals that led to the automaker’s decision to shut down North American assembly and suspend sales of eight of its popular vehicles. Toyota’s own top do not dispute it. On Thursday, the company its recall of millions of U.S. due to issues with faulty gas was being extended to cover in Europe and China.

Our president, Akio Toyoda, has that expansion may have to the extent where it is difficult for us to an eye on the ball, said Paul a Toyota spokesman in Tokyo. executives have said part of the troubles we are having have been because of moves in the past.

Toyota’s to become the world’s largest has occurred during an especially era for the industry, with sluggish thin profits, mounting and relentless pressure to cut costs.

is a really tough time to money, said Koji managing director of Advanced Japan, a corporate research in Tokyo. Toyota has become too successful, with operations around the world, and they have to come up with new to reduce costs.

One of those ideas was to use the same — an accelerator pedal made by a supplier in Elkhart, — in the eight different car whose production was halted week.


All big car companies use this kind of sharing to reduce costs, say. But when something wrong — in Toyota’s the gas pedal sometimes got stuck and runaway acceleration — you increase the risk of having a big problem, Endo said.

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week, Toyota recalled 2.3 vehicles (the eight it stopped making on Tuesday) and last year it recalled as as 4.3 million vehicles. Some of the were to fix gas pedals, and some to replace floor mats could jam the pedals.

Late Wednesday, Toyota an additional 1.1 million cars and trucks in the United States. On the company announced that it recall vehicles in Europe and with gas-pedal issues.

has informed Chinese authorities it will start a recall in for 75,500 RAV4 sport-utility that were manufactured in between March 2009 and 2010, Toyota spokeswoman Takeuchi told the Associated In Europe, the automaker is still which models will be and how many.

Toyota said this that its recalls and its decision to making eight models voluntary. But Transportation Secretary Ray said Wednesday that made these moves federal safety officials the company to do so.

Toyota is facing a congressional investigation by a panel the House Energy and Commerce and at least three major car companies have said were temporarily removing of thousands of Toyotas from fleets.

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