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House planning another hearing on Toyota recalls

WASHINGTON (AP) - A House committee says it will hold another hearing on runaway Toyotas. A panel of the House Energy and Commerce Committee plans to hold a May 6 hearing to look into potential electronic causes of sudden acceleration in Toyota vehicles. They want the automaker to provide documents on a review of possible electronic problems in Toyota vehicles by consulting firm Exponent Inc. Toyota hired the consulting firm to study sudden acceleration.

The committee also wants Exponent to provide similar documents. The Japanese automaker says it has found no evidence of electronic problems in its vehicles. Toyota has recalled more than 6 million vehicles in the U.S., and more than 8 million worldwide, because of acceleration problems in multiple models and braking issues in the Prius hybrid.

 

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