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Toyota to pay US $1.2 billion over defect cover-up

Toyota Motor Corp. will pay $1.2 billion to settle US criminal charges that it lied to safety regulators and the public as it tried to cover-up deadly accelerator defects. The Japanese auto giant eventually recalled 12 million vehicles worldwide in 2009 and 2010 at a cost of $2.4 billion as the scandal over sudden, unintended acceleration spread and tarnished its once-stellar reputation. Dozens of deaths were blamed on the defects which caused vehicles to speed out of control and fail to respond to the brake.

Toyota to pay US $1.2 billion for deadly defect coverup

Toyota Motor Corp. will pay $1.2 billion to settle US criminal charges that it lied to safety regulators and the public as it tried to cover up deadly accelerator defects. The Japanese auto giant eventually recalled 12 million vehicles worldwide in 2009 and 2010 at a cost of $2.4 billion as the scandal over sudden, unintended acceleration spread and tarnished its once-stellar reputation. Dozens of deaths were blamed on the defects.

Toyota will pay $1.2 bn to settle criminal case over recalls

Washington, Mar 19 (EFE).- Toyota Motor Company will pay $1.2 billion to settle criminal charges for misleading the public and regulators about safety issues, the U.S. Department of Justice said Wednesday. The Japanese automaker ultimately recalled more than 10 million Toyota and Lexus vehicles worldwide to address two separate defects linked to unintended acceleration. The National Highway Traffic Safety attributed five deaths to the defects.

Toyota to pay US $1.2 billion for deadly defect coverup

Toyota Motor Corp. will pay $1.2 billion to settle US criminal charges that it lied to safety regulators and the public as it tried to cover up deadly accelerator defects. The Japanese auto giant eventually recalled 12 million vehicles worldwide in 2009 and 2010 at a cost of $2.4 billion as the scandal over sudden, unintended acceleration spread and tarnished its once-stellar reputation.

Toyota to pay US $1.2 billion for deadly defect coverup

Toyota Motor Corp. will pay $1.2 billion to settle US criminal charges that it lied to safety regulators and the public as it tried to cover up deadly accelerator defects. The Japanese auto giant eventually recalled 12 million vehicles worldwide in 2009 and 2010 at a cost of $2.4 billion as the scandal over sudden, unintended acceleration spread and tarnished its once-stellar reputation.

Report: US Justice Department, Toyota may reach settlement in unintended acceleration probe

TOKYO - The Wall Street Journal is reporting the U.S. Justice Department may reach a $1 billion settlement with Toyota Motor Corp., ending a four-year criminal investigation into the Japanese automaker's disclosure of safety problems. Toyota declined comment Wednesday on the report, which cited unnamed sources who said a settlement still could fall apart. Toyota said it is co-operating with the U.S. Attorney's office. The U.S. Justice Department was not immediately available for comment.

Courts OK settlement for economic loss in Toyota 'unintended acceleration' case

TORONTO - Courts in four provinces have given the thumbs up to a Canada-wide settlement with Toyota relating to consumer claims for alleged economic loss as a result of unintended acceleration involving certain Toyota vehicles. Lawyers for the plaintiffs said Monday that the settlement for economic loss following certain recalls in 2009 and 2010 does not impact ongoing litigation for personal injury or wrongful death claims related to alleged unintended acceleration.

Avalanche centre issues special warning after 4 deaths over 6 days

REVELSTOKE, B.C. - A warning has been issued by the Canadian Avalanche Centre after four deaths over six days in B.C. and Alberta. Karl Klassen of the Public Avalanche Warning Service says unstable layers of snow have been a significant problem for weeks and areas once considered safe may not be now. Klassen says the two deaths involving snowmobiles in B.C. occurred in forestry cut blocks, where logging had occurred, which means it's no longer safe riding below the treeline.

NTSB Chairman Deborah Hersman to leave accident investigations board to head safety council

WASHINGTON - The chairman of the nation's transportation accident investigations board is leaving to become the president and CEO of the National Safety Council. Forty-three-year-old Deborah Hersman said in a blog Tuesday that her nearly 10 years at the National Transportation Safety Board have been "a great ride," but she is moving on to the second "dream job" of her career.

NTSB Chairman Deborah Hersman to leave accident investigations board to head safety council

WASHINGTON - The chairman of the nation's transportation accident investigations board is leaving to become the president and CEO of the National Safety Council. Forty-three-year-old Deborah Hersman said in a blog Tuesday that her nearly 10 years at the National Transportation Safety Board have been "a great ride," but she is moving on to the second "dream job" of her career.
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