February 17th, 2010
02:24 PM GMT
Toyota President Akio Toyoda said he has no plans to appear before a U.S. Congressional committee next week, despite pleas for him to show.
His comments came during a news conference where Toyoda addressed reporters for the third time in two weeks about the massive global recall.
Toyota has recalled more than 8.1 million vehicles worldwide for problems related to sudden acceleration and unresponsive brake pedals, among other things.
The company has apologized for the safety lapses and pledged to repair the recalled vehicles quickly.
Still, U.S. lawmakers and consumer groups are furious with the automaker and have already launched dozens of class action lawsuits against the company.
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