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Toyota president to brief media in China over car recalls

autos Updated: Feb 28, 2010 08:23 IST

The president of Toyota will hold a news conference in Beijing on Monday over the troubled company's car recalls, a company spokesman said.

Akio Toyoda will face the press at 1000 GMT at a Beijing hotel "over the recent quality issues" affecting Toyota vehicles, the spokesman said Sunday.

Toyoda has just concluded his trip to the United States, where he was grilled by US lawmakers about deadly safety defects that led the Japanese automaker to recall millions of vehicles worldwide.

Toyoda, grandson of the company's founder, vowed to take safety "to the next level," during a meeting Thursday with the head of the US Department of Transportation.

On Friday, China's product safety watchdog warned drivers of imported Toyotas to have their cars, including the Tundra, Camry and Corolla, checked for possible defects.

More than 75,000 Toyota RAV4 sport utility vehicles made in China have been recalled over faulty accelerator pedals.