Toyota has been slapped with a huge fine for delaying its June Lexus recall, reports USA Today.
The fine is a staggering $17.35 million, the largest allowable under the law. It stems from charges by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, the agency charged with maintaining driver safety.
The fine is the fourth that Toyota has had to pay in the past three years, since the unintended acceleration problem came to light.
The current fine involves the June recall of 154,000 Lexus RX crossovers for unintended acceleration. The vehicles were either accelerating without a driver's foot on the gas pedal, or failed to slow down when a driver hit the brakes.