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New Recall for Toyota

February 13, 2010 - 2:09 PM | by: Caroline Shively

U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood has a stern warning for Toyota about its recent recalls.

“I want the American people and I want people who drive Toyotas to know that we’re gonna hold Toyota’s feet to the fire on this.  This is very serious, we take it very seriously,” he said while in Bloomington, Illinois.

On Friday, Toyota recalled about 8,000 of its 2010 Tacoma 4WD trucks so they can take a better look at the front drive shaft.  That makes a dozen models that Toyota has recently recalled for repairs, some dating back to 2004.

A House committee was supposed to have a hearing called, “Toyota Gas Pedals: Is the Public at Risk?” this week.  That hearing got snowed out but it’s rescheduled for later this month.

Dozens of lawsuits have already been filed against the carmaker.  That’s including two filed Friday that claim uncontrollable acceleration in a Prius and a Camry ended in the deaths of two people in Nebraska and Mississippi.

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