Toyota's Tell-All

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

The world's biggest auto company hopes the disclosure will convince customers that it is serious about safety, the paper said.

Toyoda faces intensifying pressure to explain the mass recalls to the U.S. Congress.

No immediate confirmation of the report was available from Toyota.

The company has recalled more than eight million vehicles worldwide over faulty accelerator and brake systems in a spiralling public relations nightmare for one of Japan's greatest corporate icons.

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