U.S. fines Toyota again for delayed safety reports

The U.S. government does not like the fact the Toyota took so long to handle its recalls and has fined Toyota 48.8 million for the violations. Toyota is a great manufacturer and has a great history behind the business I hope they can figure out what needs to be done and makes sure this doesn’t happen again.

The U.S. government has slapped Toyota Motor Corp. with a record $17.4 million fine for failing once again to quickly report problems to federal regulators and for delaying a safety recall.

The fine from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, the agency that monitors vehicle safety, is the maximum allowed by law. It’s the fourth fine levied against Toyota in the past two years for similar infractions, and it’s the largest single fine ever assessed against a car company over safety defects. In 2010, Toyota paid a total of $48.8 million in fines for three violations.T

By TOM KRISHER AP Auto Writer December 18, 2012 7:52AM Updated: December 18, 2012 12:50PM DETROIT — The U.S. government has slapped Toyota Motor Corp. with a record $17.4 million fine for failing once again to quickly report problems to federal regulators and for delaying a safety recall. The […]

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I am amazed that they had to recall 14 million vehicles and this could be why they delayed to recall the vehicles that is a lot of time and capitol to fix these errors that should have never happened.

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