BBC News — Toyota agrees $1.2bn deal to settle US safety probe

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Toyota agrees $1.2bn to settle US safety probe

vehicles have been to a spate of recalls in recent damaging its reputation for quality

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Japanese carmaker has reached a $1.2bn (£720m) with US regulators after a inquiry into its reporting of issues.

The criminal investigation after Toyota recalled than 10 million vehicles issues with brakes, pedals and floor mats.

General Eric Holder Toyota had intentionally concealed about the problems.


It is the largest criminal penalty yet on a carmaker in the US.

Mr Holder told a conference in Washington: Rather promptly disclosing and correcting issues about which were aware, Toyota misleading public statements to and gave inaccurate facts to of Congress.

And they concealed federal regulators the extent of that some consumers with sticking gas pedals and or incompatible floor mats could cause these acceleration episodes.

‘Blatant disregard’

Toyota a series of recalls in 2009 and affecting various models the Camry, one of its best selling

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By the own admission, it protected its brand of its own customers”

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The problems Toyota#039;s reputation for reliability and its sales in the US, one of its biggest markets.

It was criticised for its handling of the issue, allegations that it did not respond and tried to protect its brand

The firm has already paid of dollars in fines over in its reporting and handling of the safety

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On Wednesday, Mr Holder said Toyota would fully wrongdoing and described the firm#039;s as shameful.

It showed a blatant for systems and laws designed to after the safety of consumers, he

By the company#039;s own admission, it protected its ahead of its own customers. This a clear and reprehensible abuse of the trust.

Rebuilding trust

Toyota it had changed the way it handled such and had been working towards its relationship with customers.

At the of these recalls, we took responsibility for any concerns our actions may caused customers and we rededicated to earning their trust, Christopher Reynolds, chief officer Toyota Motor America, in a statement .

We have made fundamental across our global operations to a more responsive company listening better to our customers#039; and proactively taking action to them.

The deal was announced by Mr Transportation Secretary Anthony and the US Attorney for the Southern District of New Preet Bharara.

Mr Holder the settlement should also as warning to other firms on how to such issues.

Other car should not repeat Toyota#039;s a recall may damage a company#039;s but deceiving your customers that damage far more

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