Toyota faces a possible multimillion-dollar federal fine

Article by Christian A., on August 25, 2010

For failing to announce the recalls of defective vehicles in a timely manner, Toyota Motor Corp. is likely to be issued a multimillion-dollar federal fine, according to a U.S. Transportation Department official. The source said that the agency being headed by Secretary Ray LaHood is thinking about slapping Toyota with a civil penalty.

Carmakers that fail to recall defective vehicles in a timely manner are subject to fines of up to $16.4 million. Toyota had two recent calls (in October and in January).

In an e-mail to Automotive News, Toyota spokeswoman Cindy Knight said that it has not received any official communication from NHTSA; hence, she can't comment.

In a statement, LaHood said that an investigation into Toyota is ongoing in order to "review possible defects and monitor the implementation of the recalls." Officials from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration went to Japan in December "to remind Toyota management about its legal obligations."

In January, a meeting at Transportation Department headquarters was held in Washington to insist that they address the accelerator-pedal issue.

LaHood said that the agency made "an enormous effort" to push Toyota to take responsible action now.

If you liked the article, share on:

Topics: toyota, recall

Comments

Recommended

Earlier in November at the 2017 SEMA Show in Vegas is when Hennessey unwrapped the Venom F5 to all of us. But it was actually first introduced as a concept...
by - November 22, 2017
Mercedes-Benz just made an announcement that the 2018 E Class Cabriolet has finally landed in the United States. If you had not known, the E Class will be positioned in...
by - November 22, 2017
After a somewhat successful fray into the automotive market in China, the resurrected German automobile brand Borgward is finally heading to Europe, bringing along with it the Borgward BX7 sports...
by - November 22, 2017
Automotive industry veteran Bob Lutz has once again spoken out against Tesla. Known as one of Tesla Motors’ greatest skeptics, Lutz had stated two years ago that the Silicon Valley...
by - November 22, 2017
Dubai is one of the few countries where expensive cars are the norm, many of which are specially modified as well. And this just in: Bentley has debuted the new...
by - November 21, 2017
Facebook

Youtube Channel

Tip Us
Do you have a tip for us?
Did you film an important event?
Contact us
Newsletter
Subscribe to our newsletter!
Subscribe
Galleries