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U.S. announces results of Toyota acceleration study

Last year, Toyota took the extraordinary step of suspending the manufacture and sale of some of its most popular models because of a flaw in their accelerators. Tuesday, the Transportation Department announced that NASA engineers found no electronic flaws in Toyota that would cause unintended acceleration.

 
 

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Toyota Motor's senior managing director, Takahiko Ijichi, center, is mobbed by reporters following his news conference at the company's Tokyo headquarters. The world's biggest automaker reported a 39 percent slide in quarterly profit but raised its full-year forecasts for earnings and car sales as business booms in Asia and other emerging markets.


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