Toyota Motor Corp. recalled 2.17 million vehicles in the United States on Thursday to address accelerator pedals that could become entrapped in floor mats or jammed in driver's side carpeting, prompting the Transportation Department to close its investigation into the embattled Japanese automaker.» E-Mail This » Add to Del.icio.us
[AP] - Toyota Motor Corp. recalled 2.17 million vehicles in the United States on Thursday to address accelerator pedals that could become entrapped in floor mats or jammed in driver's side carpeting, prompting federal regulators to close its investigation into the embattled automaker.
Japan's Toyota Motor is planning to recall around four million vehicles in the United States to fix a potential problem affecting their accelerator pedals, a media report said Wednesday.The move was made due to a risk that loose driver-side floor mats could slip forward and jam the pedals, Kyodo news agency said, quoting sources close to the matter.The automaker could announce the move later in the day, Kyodo said, in what would be one of the largest recalls by Toyota in the United States.
(LOS ANGELES) — A California district attorney has reached a $16 million settlement with Toyota Motor Corp. over a safety recall of vehicles that were at risk for unintended acceleration. Orange County District Attorney Tony Rackauckas on Friday announced the settlement of a suit against the carmaker that claimed deceptive business practices and sought $2,500 per violation under the state’s Unfair Business Practices Act. Numerous lawsuits were filed against Toyota after the carmaker’s 2009 and 2010 recalls in the United States because of acceleration problems and braking issues.