If you thought all of the federal government investigations into Toyota were over, guess again. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has opened a fresh investigation into a 2005 recall of 977,000 Toyota 4Runner SUVs and T-100 pickup trucks. If you own one of these vehicles and have already had the recall work done there’s nothing to worry about. This investigation is about the amount of time it took Toyota to report the problem to the government.
NHTSA claims the company issued a recall of Japan-based trucks in 2004 and assured the U.S. agency that the same problem did not affect U.S. models. It took another year before U.S. vehicles were recalled. NHTSA requires notice of a recall within five business days of the discovery of the safety defect.
Toyota faces new probe (Detroit News)