Records show that Toyota delayed Venza recall for 6 weeks in U.S.

If the Lexus GX 460 wasn’t already adding to Toyota’s woes, the Los Angeles Times reported today that Toyota delayed recalling the Venza for six weeks in the United States. The Toyota Venza was recalled in Canada late last year because of floor mats that could entrap the gas pedal.

The report said that the delay has caught the attention of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, who last week announced a record $16.4 million fine to Toyota for failing to promptly announcing a recall of 2.3 million vehicles in the United States.

“NHTSA continues to investigate the timeliness of Toyota’s pedal entrapment recall,” the agency said in a statement to The Times. “We will continue to hold Toyota accountable for violations we find.”

The Canadian recall for the Venza was announced in Canada in December.

– By: Stephen Calogera

Source: LATimes