Toyota will be held responsible in paying $16.4M to the US Government in failing to promptly announce a massive recall of brake pedals last January. Toyota will be “accepting responsibility for hiding this safety defect” from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration “in violation of the law,” a senior Transportation Department official told. The payment of the said penalty however, is another issue apart from Toyota’s pending liability in connection to the legal cases for massive recalls of different vehicles in 2009. Toyota also faces a case of massive recall for other Toyota and Lexus vehicles for unintended acceleration in the said vehicles.
For Toyota Vehicle owners, we recommend you constantly check Toyota’s Updated Recall Information Page for more information if your vehicle has a recall and belongs to the massive recall list.