Toyota Could Face More U.S. Fines
Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, Feb. 24, 2010, before the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee hearing on Toyota. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
AP Photo/Susan Walsh
U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood says more fines are possible for Toyota Motor Corp. if further safety violations are uncovered.
LaHood said Monday that documents submitted by Toyota to the U.S. government are still being reviewed, and he would not hesitate to impose more penalties.
He spoke at Toyota's headquarters in central Japan after meeting with the carmaker's president, Akio Toyoda.
Toyota has recalled more than 8 million vehicles worldwide and paid a record $16.4 million U.S. government fine because of a four-month delay in telling authorities about defective gas pedals.
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