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Government: Toyota Misleading Consumers Over Recall

Wed, 11/04/2009 - 9:51am
Ken Thomas, Associated Press Writer

WASHINGTON (AP) — The government says Toyota Motor Corp. is misleading consumers about an investigation into problems with stuck gas pedals that led to a massive Toyota recall.

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration said Wednesday it was still investigating the case and meeting with Toyota to hear about the company's plan to redesign the vehicles and fix "this very dangerous problem."

Toyota recalled 3.8 million vehicles last month over problems with gas pedals that got stuck on floor mats. The automaker said in a statement this week that NHTSA (NIHT'-sah) had concluded that no defect exists in vehicles in which the driver's floor mat is compatible with the vehicle and properly secured.

But the government says that is inaccurate and they are investigating possible causes of the acceleration problem.

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