Toyota Pays $16.4 Million Fine

The Associated Press (5/19) reported that Toyota paid a $16.4 million fine for its sluggish response to its gas pedal recall crisis, although no official announcement has been made.  House lawmakers plan to hold a hearing Thursday to examine the company’s review of report of sudden unintended acceleration and whether electronic issues caused the safety problems.  NHTSA Administrator David Strickland and Toyota’s USA Sales Chief Jim Lentz are scheduled to testify.