Toyota to disclose all vehicle flaws

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In a bid to regain consumer confidence after massive vehicle recalls, Toyota plans to disclose all flaws it fixed following complaints from drivers, a newspaper said Friday.

Toyota is believed to be the first major automaker to disclose all information on problems with its cars, including minor flaws such as difficulty in closing doors or shifting seats, the Yomiuri Shimbun said.

Automakers are not obliged to report to authorities minor improvements, which are often done individually by dealers or by changing parts that caused a problem.

Toyota president Akio Toyoda would explain the disclosure policy when he visits the United States in late February or early March, the mass-circulation daily said without naming its sources. Related article: Toyota's vaunted quality slips as US production booms

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