Report: Toyota was aware of unintended acceleration claims by 2003, says lawsuit
Earlier this year, the federal government hit Toyota with a $16.4 million fine for failing to recall vehicles afflicted by unintended acceleration quickly enough. At the time, it was believed that Toyota had known about the issue for about a month prior to alerting regulators – well beyond the single week that the law gives automakers to notify the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration of potential problems.
[Source: The Washington Post | Image: Jonathan Nackstrand/AFP/Getty]
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