Monday, December 20, 2010

That's how many yen?

This from the Los Angeles Times:

Toyota Motor Corp. agreed to pay record fines totaling $32.425 million for failing to notify safety regulators of potential safety defects, the U.S. Department of Transportation said.

The department accused Toyota of failing to tell safety officials immediately of a tendency for floor mats to entrap accelerator pedals, which can cause sudden acceleration.


Separately, the department said, Toyota failed to inform officials of a potentially dangerous steering defect that could cause vehicles to lose control.


The fines are in addition to a $16.4 million penalty the automaker agreed to pay in April for a similar violation.

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