LOS ANGELES (AP) — A California district attorney has reached a $16 million settlement with Toyota Motor Corp. over a safety recall of vehicles that were at risk for unintended acceleration.
Orange County District Attorney Tony Rackauckas on Friday announced the settlement of a suit against the carmaker that claimed deceptive business practices and sought $2,500 per violation under the state’s Unfair Business Practices Act.READ MORE: Report: US Rep. Karen Bass To Run For LA Mayor
Numerous lawsuits were filed against Toyota after the carmaker’s 2009 and 2010 recalls in the United States because of acceleration problems and braking issues.READ MORE: On First Day Pfizer's Booster Available For Eligible Adults In LA County, Few Have Turned Up For The Shot
The automaker has blamed driver error, faulty floor mats and stuck accelerator pedals for the problems.
In a statement released Friday, Toyota general counsel Christopher P. Reynolds says the company is turning the page on the recalls to restore its reputation for safety and reliability.MORE NEWS: Man Allegedly Tried To Run Over Members Of A Fairfax Synagogue With His Car Wednesday
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