National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

Official: State Farm warned NHTSA on Toyota in '07

Official: State Farm warned NHTSA on Toyota in '07
Nick Carey
DETROIT
Mon Feb 8, 2010 5:42pm EST
http://www.reuters.com/article/idUKTRE61751H20100208
DETROIT (Reuters) - Private insurer State Farm informed a government regulator of a worrying trend of vehicle-caused accidents involving Toyota Motor Corp as far back as late 2007, an official at the company said.

Nader Accuses Toyota of ‘Unseemly Coverup' in Vehicle Recalls

©2010 Bloomberg News
By Angela Greiling Keane
Feb. 5 (Bloomberg) -- Toyota Motor Corp. is guilty of an “unseemly coverup” in dealing with reports of dangerous sudden acceleration by some of its vehicles, consumer advocate Ralph Nader said.
http://news.businessweek.com/article.asp?documentKey=1376-KXC7BE07SXKX-5
“Toyota dropped the ball -- too little, too late,” Nader, who founded groups including Public Citizen to push for strong auto-safety regulation, said in an interview yesterday. “It was an unseemly coverup.”

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