Stop driving recalled Toyotas, LaHood tells owners
From The Detroit News: http://www.detnews.com/article/20100203/AUTO01/2030394/1148/rss25#ixzz0eUVqlO3JTransportation secretary will talk with automaker's president
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Washington -- Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood told the owners of more than 2 million recalled vehicles to stop driving and bring them to a dealer.
"If anybody owns (one) of these vehicles, stop driving it and take it to a Toyota dealer," LaHood said Wednesday at a House hearing. That conflicts with previous advice from the government and from Toyota, which has said drivers can keep driving their recalled vehicles until they receive a recall notice inviting them to visit a dealer to get a fix.
As recently as last week, LaHood said Toyota owners should visit their dealer -- but never suggested they stop driving the recalled vehicles. Toyota said its dealers will start getting repair kits this week.