Continuing to feed the frothing media and class action happy lawyers, LaHood and the Transportation department accused Toyota of hiding a "dangerous defect" and proposed a record $16.4 million fine for failing to quickly alert regulators to safety problems in gas pedals on popular models such as the Camry and Corolla.
- "We now have proof that Toyota failed to live up to its legal obligations," LaHood said in a statement. "Worse yet, they knowingly hid a dangerous defect for months from U.S. officials and did not take action to protect millions of drivers and their families."
If one were to review the history of tort-bar opportunism and media malfeasance, it will dispel this Great Toyota Panic of 2010
See Exorcising the Great Toyota Panic of 2010.
To believe the government and class action seeking lawyers you have to believe Toyota's have it in for elderly drivers!
For more information on the fine, see Toyota faces $16M fine, accused of hiding defect