This happened just now at a House Transportation Committee hearing. Ray LaHood, the US Transportation Secretary, referring to the large Toyota recall, said: “If anybody owns one of these vehicles, stop driving it, take it to the Toyota dealer, because they believe they have the fix for it.”

The full list of Toyota recalled vehicles is here. This is significantly affecting Toyota’s brand. LaHood is also considering civil penalties for the auto maker.

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David Dayen

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