Toyota subpoenaed again on steering flaws

Toyota has been subpoenaed again by a New York grand jury seeking information on steering-related defects and potentially widening an investigation into the handling of the automaker's 2005 recall.

Toyota has been subpoenaed again by a New York grand jury seeking information on steering-related defects and potentially widening an investigation into the handling of the automaker's 2005 recall.

According to a report in The New York Times, Toyota subsidiaries in the US received the subpoena, which demanded documents about steering relay rod defects in the company's cars, on June 29

In a filing to the Tokyo Stock Exchange, the car company stated that it intends to “cooperate earnestly” with investigations.

The NYT report added: “The US Department of Transportation said in May it was investigating the timing of the September 2005 recall for steering relay rod defects after an October 2004 recall in Japan for the same flaw. Under US law, carmakers have five days to report safety problems to regulators."

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