LaHood says earlier statement to stop driving recalled Toyotas was a misstatement


U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood has backed down from his earlier statement to Toyota owners when he said that they should stop driving recalled cars….calling his previous remarks  a misstatement.

What I said in there was obviously a misstatement,” LaHood told reporters. “If you own one of these cars, take it to the dealer. If you are in doubt, take it to the dealer and have them fix it.”

According to

"LaHood sought to clarify his remarks in comments to reporters after a congressional hearing. He said that if owners are in doubt, they should take their cars to the dealership.

In earlier comments to a House Appropriations panel hearing in Washington, LaHood advised drivers to “stop driving it and take it to a Toyota dealer.”

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