Toyota trying to move beyond safety concerns

(AP) - The government has cleared Toyota Motor Corp.in its investigation of electronic problems in the Japaneseautomaker's vehicles. Now the company needs to convince consumersthat its safety recalls are in the rear view mirror.The Transportation Department said Tuesday that electronic flawswere not to blame for reports of sudden, unintended accelerationthat have figured in the recalls of more than 12 million Toyotavehicles globally. The findings bolstered Toyota's contention thatthe company had directly dealt with the problems through itsrecalls and is making safety paramount in its lineup.Toyota was the only major automaker to see a U.S. sales declinelast year.

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