Toyota Recall Accident Lawyer News: Recall and Repair Instruction Dates Differ Between North America and Europe
More details are coming out about this year’s massive Toyota recall including information about who knew what and when. As the U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration prepares to pursue fines and penalties against the Toyota for what it considers to be a pattern of inaction on major safety issues, officials are looking at a timeline for how various national agencies were notified about problems with accelerator pedals in Toyota vehicles.
Toyota Motor Corporation recently agreed to pay a record $16.4 million fine for its failure to alert U.S. safety officials in a timely manner about a dangerous defect in its accelerator pedals but flatly denied that it had broken any laws. U.S. Department of Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood said that “by failing to report known safety problems as it is required to do under the law, Toyota put consumers at risk.” Toyota agreed to pay the fine “to avoid a protracted dispute and possible litigation.” Toyota recall accident attorney James O. Cunningham continues to monitor this story with great interest.
Resource link: Toyota pays Record $16.4 Million Fine
New reports from Toyota on a landmark “runaway Prius” case illustrate how tense relations are between the giant car company and some of its drivers who are reporting problems on the road.
Amid many claims of “sudden or unintended acceleration,” Toyota has issued a recall of over six million vehicles. They are investigating any causes of faulty acceleration in its product line including many different models such as the popular Toyota Camry and Toyota Avalon sedans as well as larger vehicles like the Toyota Tundra, Tacoma and RAV4. The Toyota Prius is subject to its own recall information with debate on safety issues regarding braking.