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Arizona gets $699K in Toyota gas-pedal settlement

PHOENIX — Arizona is getting about $699,000 in a multi-state settlement
with Toyota over problems with accelerator pedals.

State Attorney General Tom Horne announced Thursday that Arizona would be
getting part of a $29 million pot split among 29 different states and American

Horne said Arizona’s cut will go the state’s consumer revolving fund.

State attorney generals claimed Toyota failed to disclose dangerous safety
defects with its accelerator pedals in a timely fashion.

They sued Toyota after it recalled 14 million vehicles globally in 2009 and
2010 for accelerating without warning.

As part of the settlement, Toyota said it will make vehicle information more
easily accessible and deal more quickly with complaints and pay some restitution
to owners.

Toyota blamed sticky gas pedals and faulty floor mats for the acceleration


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