Toyota Motor Corp., working to rebound from its worst recall crisis, said it faces further scrutiny over potential defects in vehicle steering rods.
A federal grand jury in New York issued Toyota a subpoena to provide documents related to flaws in steering relay rods, the company said in a filing on Tuesday.
The world’s largest automaker has been under investigation this year by the US Transportation Department and its National Highway Traffic Safety Administration auto-safety regulator for responses to safety defects in the company’s cars and trucks. The automaker agreed in April to pay a record USD16.4 million fine over a delayed defect notification for accelerator pedals that can stick.
(Source: The Japan Times Online)