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WASHINGTON. - The Transportation Department is formally demanding documents related to Toyota's massive recalls in the United States to find out if the automaker conducted three of its recalls in a timely manner.
     
The legal documents were delivered to Toyota on Tuesday and obtained by The Associated Press.

The documents demand that the company tell the government when and how Toyota learned of the safety defects in millions of vehicles.
     
Investigators are looking into whether Toyota discovered the problems during pre-production or post-production of the affected vehicles.
     
Consumer groups have criticized the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration for not forcefully regulating the auto industry and limiting its use of fines and failing to seek detailed information from car companies.

Toyota to idle 2 U.S. assembly plants amid recalls

Toyota says it plans to idle production temporarily at assembly plants in Texas and Kentucky while it grapples with massive recalls in the United States.
     
A Toyota spokesman says a plant in San Antonio, Texas, has scheduled production breaks for the weeks of March 15 and April 12.

A plant in Georgetown, Ky., has scheduled a non-production day on Feb. 26 and may not produce vehicles on three more days in March and April.
     
Toyota has recalled 8.5 million vehicles globally during the past four months because of problems with gas pedals, floor mats and brakes, threatening to undermine the safety and quality reputation of the world's No. 1 automaker.
     
The spokesman confirmed the decision was connected to the recalls. He said workers at the plants will be retained and paid during the production suspensions and will receive additional training.

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