Toyota's Record $32.4 Million Fine Settles Federal Probes But Not Suits Brought by OCDA and Others
Toyota's settlement with the feds brings total penalties the Japanese automaker has paid to the U.S. government to $48.8 million.
The OCDA in March filed an unfair business practices lawsuit in Orange County Superior Court against Toyota Motor Sales U.S.A., Inc. It was the first such lawsuit in the nation. Noting the many sudden acceleration complaints against Toyota at the time, DA Tony Rackauckas said, "We need to make sure that when Toyota says 'Oh what a feeling' and 'Moving Forward,' they are talking about great cars."