LaHood says stop driving your Toyotas, wants to meet with Toyota CEO

In a testimony before a House Appropriations subcommittee on transportation, Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood told owners of recalled Toyota vehicles to stop driving them and get them fixed.

“My advice is to stop driving it. Take it to a Toyota dealer because they believe they have a fix for it.”

LaHood also said that he wants to meet with Toyota Motor Corp CEO Akio Toyoda. The move comes after another issue that popped up earlier this morning with brake issues on the 2010 Toyota Prius.

“I want to meet directly with the head of Toyota, just to show him how serious this is and how concerned the United States is,” said LaHood.

Toyota has recalled 2.3 million vehicles for unintended acceleration issues.

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