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February 16th, 2010
07:00 AM ET

Toyota's crisis blamed on corporate secrecy

There's more trouble for Toyota. A government agency says there has been a spike in consumer complaints.

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration says it is now investigating a total of 34 Toyota complaints alleging fatalities since 2000. The car maker is doing damage control, saying it has fixed half a million vehicles recalled for sticky gas pedals.

Toyota's public relations disaster is forcing other Japanese companies to lower the veil of corporate secrecy. Our Kyung Lah has this AM original report.

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