GOP Leader May Face Defiant DOT In Push For Toyota Probe

Law360, New York (July 13, 2012, 8:12 PM EDT) -- A missive from Sen. Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, questioning the thoroughness of a government investigation into an alleged Toyota Corp. unintended-acceleration defect is clear evidence he wants the probe reopened, but the powerful lawmaker may face pushback from regulators, experts say.

Grassley suggested in a letter to the U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration on Thursday that investigations by NHTSA and NASA into the alleged defect were "too narrow." The agencies concluded in separate reports released in 2011 that there was no evidence an electronics malfunction was...
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