Toyota hearings resumed Tuesday on Capitol Hill, as lawmakers pressed three top officials on what the company knew and when they knew it. In Japan, there's a suspicion the recalls are about rolling back the carmaker's market share.
Toyota president Akio Toyoda apologized for safety-related recalls of his firm’s cars and trucks. Also in the Toyoda testimony: Members of management will take a hands-on approach to the problems.
In Japan, Toyota recall woes were met first with disbelief and then with an onslaught of criticism from Japanese media outlets more accustomed to eulogizing the 'Toyota way.'