Toyota apologises with heartfelt sincerity on YouTube
The Toyota recall of their vehicles following reports of sticking accelerators, while obviously a very serious issue raising grave concerns over safety, has also been good for a few laughs, too. For example, the unofficial Viz Top Tops account on Twitter has provided plenty in recent days:
- SPEEDING MOTORISTS - just put a Toyota badge on your car.
- PETROL HEADS - fool your neighbours into thinking you own a Toyota by driving at 80mph into the side of their house.
- WATCH OUT! The car behind is a Toyota.
Meanwhile, Toyota jumped on the new-fangled media bandwagon of pleading for forgiveness via the medium of YouTube. Director of operations in Blighty, Jon Williams, stares the camera down as if it spilt his pint, failing to realise that apologies look less convincing if you force yourself not to blink throughout. If you still haven't found time to watch four and a half minutes of a global corporation apologising and pronouncing Toyota as Ter-rurta, here's a quick summary:
- We've really quite sorry, but hey, everything's ok. My family drives a Toyota so what's to worry aobut, eh?
- Apart from there's a chance it'll kill you! Wahhhh!
- Here's the science part - concentrate. Your accelerator pedal is screwed. There we are.
- New parts for your cars will begin arriving next week.
- If you don't contact us willingly, we will utilise the DVLA to hunt you down like the dogs you are.
- The repair takes just thirty minutes and it's free of charge for all Toyota owners. Assuming you live that long.
- Again, we're really sorry. Sorry. Cheers.