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Vanessa Reapor Managerial Accounting March 9, 2010 Extra Credit #6 “2 Reports of Trouble in Stopping Priuses” To add onto Toyota Motor Sales dismay, “two new reports of unintended acceleration emerged this week.” 1 Both reports came from Toyota Prius owners who claim, “their cars had sped out of control.” 1 For instance, James Sikes—a 61 year old California resident—“called 911 Monday after he was unable to slow his Prius while driving.” 1 There is still no further evidence that these incidents relate to the Toyota vehicle recalls, and is therefore still being investigated by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. In the company’s defense, floor mats are capable of trapping the accelerator pedals, and admits they are “still developing a remedy for the Prius and several other models.” 1 For now, Toyota advises their customers to remove floor mat’s
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Unformatted text preview: placed on the driver’s side. In relation to this class, Toyota must oblige to their company’s ethics in order to maintain their respect and trust from not just their customers, but the society as well. In regards to their recall, the company may have been using the lean production method—push process to maximize production—that encourages inefficiency and sloppy work. All levels of management must also perform their three major activities: planning, directing/motivating, and controlling to raise employee morale as well as to anticipate for future dilemmas. Citation: 1. Bunkley, Nick. "2 Reports of Trouble in Stopping Priuses." The New York TImes . 9 Mar. 2010. Web. 9 Mar. 2010.<http://www.nytimes.com/2010/03/10/ business/10toyota.html?ref=business>....
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