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Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood says that Toyota’s troubles may be “the most serious safety issue that we have faced” at his department. Lahood says the carmaker only initiated last week’s recall after government pressure. This comes along with news of new brake problems with the Toyota’s popular Prius.

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