Memos show U.S. cut short Toyota probe in 2007


* NHTSA considered wider Toyota safety action in 2007 * Consumers identified 'extremely dangerous' risks-memo * Toyota considered Obama regulatory team unfriendly WASHINGTON, Feb 22 (Reuters) - U.S. safety regulators considered a wider probe of acceleration risks on Toyota vehicles and further safety steps as early as 2007, two years before Toyota launched the first of its sweeping recalls. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration ended its probe of the issue in October ...

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