Lexus Fined by NHTSA for Delayed 2010 RX Recall

Lexus RX 450h 2010

Lexus will pay a fine of $17.4 million to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration for its delay in issuing a safety recall on the 2010 RX.

The RX recall, which was announced on June 29th of this year, addressed the possibility of unsecured or incompatible floor mats entrapping the accelerator pedal — here’s some more details on the fine from CNN:

Toyota issued a statement about the NHTSA fine, saying it did not admit to any wrongdoing as part of the settlement.

“We agreed to this settlement in order to avoid a time-consuming dispute and to focus fully on our shared commitment with NHTSA to keep drivers safe,” said Ray Tanguay, chief quality officer of Toyota North America, in the company’s statement.

NHTSA said that Toyota has agreed to make internal changes to their quality assurance and perform a review of safety-related issues as part of the latest settlement.

Read more about the NHTSA Fine at CNN