UPDATE 1-Toyota gets federal grand jury subpoena for recalls
* Receives federal grand jury subpoena for documents
* SEC asks for documents relating to recall
* Toyota says will cooperate with investigation
(Adds federal grand jury subpoena)
TOKYO, Feb 22 (Reuters) - Toyota Motor Corp (7203.T) said on Monday it had received a federal grand jury subpoena for documents related to unintended acceleration and braking that led to the recall of millions of cars in the United States.
Toyota and its subsidiaries received a subpoena from the attorney's office for the southern district of New York on Feb. 8, the world's biggest automaker said in a statement.
The Japanese carmaker also said it had also been asked by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) for documents related to unintended acceleration of Toyota vehicles.
Toyota said it had received a request on Feb. 19 to voluntarily submit certain documents from the Los Angeles office of the SEC. U.S. unit Toyota Motor Sales U.S.A. separately received a subpoena for related documents, including about the company's disclosure policies.
Toyota said both companies intend to cooperate with the investigations.
Toyota executives, along with officials from the U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, are due to testify in congressional hearings starting on Tuesday over a series of recalls related to unintended acceleration and braking. (Reporting by Chang-Ran Kim; Editing by Louise Heavens)
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