Toyota unit Daihatsu recalls 2.7 lakh wagons

Dissident memo

Meanwhile, Toyota Motor said it has handed over to a US congressional committee a letter sent to its management by a splinter union in 2006 seeking reforms to improve safety after a recall crisis at the time.

On Monday, Rep. Edolphus Towns, a New York Democrat who chairs the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, asked the automaker to turn over the document after a Los Angeles Times report on the letter. The two-page memo has been on the 20-member All Toyota Labour Union’s website since late 2006.

The October 2006 letter, addressed to then-president Katsuaki Watanabe, came in the wake of a criminal investigation into Toyota on charges of professional negligence.

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