Toyota To Pay Millions for Concealed Safety Issues
MARQUETTE, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – Toyota Motor Corporation has agreed to a $29 million national settlement with Michigan and 28 other states over allegations it concealed safety issues related to unintended acceleration.
Attorney General Bill Schuette says Michigan’s share of the settlement is nearly $1.7 million dollars. Toyota must also provide additional restitution and incentives to vehicle owners who may have incurred costs related to unintended acceleration safety recalls.
In Michigan, 56,660 drivers were affected by floor mat recalls issued by Toyota from 2009 to 2010. As a result of the settlement, Toyota will be restricted from advertising the safety of vehicles without sound engineering data to back such safety claims.
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