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LaHood to call Toyota president about recalls

WASHINGTON (AP) - Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood says he plans to speak with Toyota's president about the automaker's spate of recalls in the United States.

LaHood confirms that the government is investigating potential electrical problems in Toyota vehicles.

The secretary says the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration will conduct an investigation into electronic throttle control systems and potential electromagnetic interference in the nation's fleet of vehicles.

LaHood says the government "has the resources" to conduct the investigation.

In addition to the gas pedal problems, Toyota has been hit by over 100 complaints in the U.S. and Japan about brake problems with the popular Prius hybrid.


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