Toyota slammed with 17.35M USD fine for delayed Lexus recall

2010 Lexus RX 450h
2010 Lexus RX 450h

Maximum allowable fine in the U.S.

Toyota will have to pay a hefty 17.35 million USD fine because they delayed the recall for Lexus SUVs.

The U.S. government has fined Toyota for postponing the recall of 154,036 Lexus RX 350 and RX 450h units from 2010MY that had pedal entrapment problems. In addition, the Japanese company has agreed to make some internal quality assurance changes and also review its safety-related problems in the United States, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

That sum represents the maximum allowable fine in the United States and at the same time is the highest civil penalty amount paid to the NHTSA for violations related to a recall. Toyota is currently involved in lawsuits that have to do with recalls related to the aforementioned pedal entrapment problem.

Source: NHTSA

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Cayman_ Cayman_
WOW, another issue with a Toyota, this is something. Toyota is rated #1 once again, and there popping up with problems again. Somebody is sabotaging them, I think.
Jan 3rd, 2013 1:58pm
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techie69 techie69
I want the agency to fine themselves for delays on Ford and Government Motors pending issuance of recalls on their cars and especially their trucks!
Dec 20th, 2012 5:55pm
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MercLeRoux MercLeRoux
That fine is nothing to Toyota! they should be fined a LOT more due to the 3 massive recalls Toyota has had and now their luxury brand too... I might be 1 in a 1000 but i have seriously strong feelings against Toyota!
Dec 20th, 2012 10:24am
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Thats like a cent compare to what they earn everyday
Dec 19th, 2012 11:04pm
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joelynn joelynn
Come on! All decisions about Toyota/Lexus show that America is blatantly protectionist. I'm sure GM or Ford wouldn't have been punished so severely
Dec 19th, 2012 9:57pm
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