North Carolina will receive close to $1 million from Toyota as part of a $29 million settlement the car maker has made with 30 states to resolve allegations that it concealed safety issues.
“People expect their cars to get them where they need to go safely, and car makers have a responsibility to be upfront with drivers about safety issues and recalls,” Attorney General Roy Cooper said in a statement announcing the settlement. “This settlement helps ensure that consumers will get better safety information about their cars faster in the future.”
North Carolina will receive $809,766.68 from Toyota and its North American entities. The settlement is the result of a multi-state investigation that began in 2009 after Toyota owners reported that their cars accelerated suddenly and unexpectedly.