Toyota President Akio Toyoda faced tough questions Wednesday from a key House committee about his company's response to safety issues with its vehicles. Gwen Ifill talks to Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood about the government's role in ensuring vehicle safety.
Toyota executive James Lentz apologized to a House subcommittee Tuesday over the motor company's slow response to safety concerns. Jim Lehrer talks with Rep. Bruce Braley, D-Iowa, and Rep. Phil Gingrey, R-Ga., about the first of three congressional probes on…
A federal grand jury has opened an investigation over whether Toyota tried to cover up the acceleration problems that sparked its massive vehicle recall. The beleaguered automaker also faces congressional hearings later this week. Gwen Ifill talks to a Detroit…
Toyota will recall 437,000 Prius and other hybrid vehicle models, bringing its worldwide recall total to 8.5 million vehicles for brake and accelerator problems.
The bad news continues for Toyota, as brake problems surface in the company's popular Prius model this week. The Transportation Department is considering an investigation, after receiving 124 complaints about the possible brake-power issues.
Gwen Ifill looks at how Detroit's "Big Three" carmakers plan to expand into markets such as China.
Despite reporting more than a billion-dollar loss since July, General Motors says it expects to pay the federal government's bailout money back five years early. Gwen Ifill speaks with David Shepardson of the Detroit News for more.
General Motors announced Tuesday that its long-awaited Chevrolet Volt hybrid, a battery- and gas-powered electric vehicle, can get 230 miles per gallon in city driving, dwarfing every other car on the market in fuel efficiency.
By PBS NewsHour
Toyota Motor Corp., the world's second largest automaker, predicted its first operating loss in 71 years, based on shrinking demand for vehicles and a surging yen.
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