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Maryland and 29 states reach $29 million consumer protection settlement with Toyota
Maryland and 29 states reach $29 million consumer protection settlement with Toyota

Attorneys General in Maryland and 29 other states have reached a $29 million settlement with Toyota Motor Corp. designed to strengthen protections for consumers impacted by safety defects and prevent miscommunication over faulty equipment. Toyota had failed to warn consumers in a timely manner about known problems with unintended acceleration caused by sticky accelerator pedals and floor mat pedal entrapment, according to a complaint filed Thursday by the Maryland AG's Consumer Protection Division. Toyota had issued recalls related to the defects in nearly six million vehicles from 2007 to 2010, according to the complaint. In a consent order agreed to by the automaker and the...

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