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34 Dead From Toyotas?

Things are looking even worse for Toyota, to say nothing of Toyota owners: New complaints have brought the total of alleged deaths from faulty vehicles up to 34, according to government numbers. Over the past four months, Toyota has recalled 8.5 million vehicles worldwide due to problems with sudden acceleration, and three congressional hearings are planned to address the crisis. From 2000 to 2009, complaints were received regarding 21 deaths supposedly linked to Toyota vehicles, and over the past three weeks 13 more have been reported. New complaints are also pouring in regarding the 2010 Prius model, but the company has yet to comment.