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February 11th, 2010
08:00 AM ET

Feds and Toyota too cozy?

We now know the cases and claims of uncontrolled acceleration in Toyota vehicles go back to at least 2004. But we have also uncovered allegations that Toyota has known about the problems all along. And in some cases, the feds may have looked the other way.

Was there too cozy of a relationship between the company and the federal agency who is supposed to enforce the safety standards? Our Deb Feyerick investigates in this CNN exclusive report.

Full coverage: Toyota recall

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  1. Cami Pray

    This is what happens when there are no regulations on imports. We see it with imported toys (killing our children), animal food (killing our animals) and now cars (endangering if not killing our people). Why are we so surprised? Buy USA or don't buy it. The demand sets supply. Vote for what you want everytime you go to the store. You want poison in your food buy it at Walmart, you want no GMO's and locally grown buy it from your local grocers that sell from local farmers that use no GMOs. Be empowered, patriotic consumers. If you want the P(product) brought back to GDP it won't happen by shopping WalMart, Target or the like. Question is will wall street allow manufacturing to occur ever again in this country? Talkin' 'bout a Revolution, sounds like a whisper. As Tracy Chapman would sing.

    February 12, 2010 at 3:48 pm |
  2. Howie

    the feds are far too friendly with ALL big business... be it banks, insurance companies, car manufactures, oil companies even our food manufactures and many times these companies interests are put above our safety and well-being. the feds will go to great lengths to protect even foreign companies at our expense, they seam to forget who they really work for and who they are supposed to be protecting. its nothing new these pratices have gone on for years and nobody holds anyone accountable until its time to get paid

    February 11, 2010 at 9:09 am |