Toyota recalls that led to record fines

Toyota recalls that led to record fines

Recall: Toyota recalled 2.3 million vehicles in January over accelerators that could stick and be slow to return to the idle position, leaving the throttle open.

Vehicles involved: Certain 2007-2010 Toyota Camry, 2009-2010 Toyota Corolla, 2009-2010 Toyota Matrix, 2005-2010 Toyota Avalon, 2010 Toyota Highlander, 2007-2010 Toyota Tundra models.

Fine: $16.375 million, announced in April.


Recall: Toyota recalled about 5 million vehicles in 2009 and 2010 over unsecured all-weather floor mats that could cause the gas pedal to get stuck in the wide-open position.

Vehicles involved:Certain 2007-2010 LEXUS ES350, 2006-2010 Lexus IS, 2005-2010 Toyota Avalon, 2007-2010 Toyota Camry, 2004-2009 Toyota Prius, 2005-2010 Toyota Tacoma, 2007-2010 Toyota Tundra, 2009-2010 Toyota Corolla, 2008-2010 Toyota Highlander, 2009-2010 Toyota Matrix and 2009-2010 Toyota Venza models.

Fine: $16.375 million, announced late Monday.


Recall: Toyota recalled about 1 million vehicles in 2005 over steering relay rods that could break and affect steering control. The company had conducted a similar recall in Japan in 2004 but told regulators at the time that the problem did not affect U.S. vehicles.

Vehicles involved: Certain 1989-1995 Toyota 4Runner and Toyota Truck, 1993-1998 Toyota T100.

Fine: $16.050 million, announced late Monday.

Source: Transportation Department, Toyota Motor Corp.