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Chat with reporter Ken Bensinger on Toyota

Times reporter Ken Bensinger, along with colleague Ralph Vartabedian, has been covering the Toyota story since September -- before the automaker issued its first recall.

Bensinger chatted with readers about the story. You can read the transcript of the chat by clicking "replay" in the gray box below.

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When I read your breaking story on Toyota's defects months ago, I feel a relief that there is a light at the end of the tunnel and that somehow my 2006 Prius' defective brake would be acknowledged and get fix. A long way to go!
By the way, I just cc you on an email that I sent to Henry Waxman who is chairing a hearing next Thursday, 2-25-10.
I would like to make the following suggestion for you to further investigate: (1) the embedded firmware in the CEU, how are these hundreds and thousands line of code are written, tested and verified; (2) EMI testing of the all their electronics. There are four broad classes of EMI, conducted emission, conducted susceptibility, radiated emission and radiated susceptibility.
Thanks for your superb reporting.

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