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Indiana Governor Mitch Daniels Sticking By Toyota

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Indiana’s governor is standing by Toyota as the company battles a public relations nightmare because of a string of recalls.

Toyota’s investment in Indiana is huge. That includes thousands of jobs.

The automaker builds two of its top models in the Hoosier state, including the popular Camry.

But Toyota has come under fire recently for faulty gas pedals. An Elkart, Indiana-based company that supplies the pedals has also been dragged into the controversy.

To date, Toyota has recalled more than 8 million vehicles to correct problems.

As Congressional committees begin to hold hearings into the safety problems, Indiana Governor Mitch Daniels signed a letter in support of Toyota, calling for a “fair” response from the federal government.

The letter talks about Toyota’s long history of safety, quality and its value as an employer. The letter goes on to say that it’s in the nation’s interest for Toyota to be a continued success.

Daniels joins three other governors of states where Toyota has assembly plants in signing the letter.

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