With its reputation taking a beating after a rash of recalls and lawsuits, Toyota has decided to setup a design quality division as a way of bringing the company back into the good graces of consumers while also improving overall quality.
Since October, the company has recalled more than 8 million vehicles. Along with this, they were hit with a $16.4 million fine for not moving quickly enough with recalls.
Safety concerns have harmed Toyota over the past few months, and it is safe to say that consumers will continue to exercise caution into the future. With many people being severely injured or killed due to a defective Toyota, there is no wondering why most are wary about getting involved with the company.
It is good to hear that Toyota is setting up a design quality division to attempt to put the company back on the right track. The question is: will there be any more injuries related to problem vehicles that are already on the road? As long as problems like this continue, the company will have a difficult time restoring its good name.