Toyota Asked for Brake-System Information by Congress

Toyota Motor Corp. must turn over information about brake-override technology in older model vehicles and describe the role a consulting firm plays in the investigation of unintended acceleration, two lawmakers said.

Toyota, the world’s largest automaker, was asked to discuss the override systems in cars such as the 2005 Camry, according to a letter House Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Henry Waxman sent to the company today with Representative Bart Stupak, chairman of the oversight and investigations panel.

The Democratic lawmakers also asked Toyota, based in Toyota City, Japan, for information about the work that engineering and research firm Exponent Inc. is performing on unintended acceleration in Toyota vehicles. The lawmakers asked the company

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