According to the The New York Times, “All automakers in the United States are required to report flaws in their vehicles to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration within five (5) business days of detection,” but Toyota “has repeatedly failed to report potentially deadly problems.
The latest omission to be brought to light — and not by the automaker — regards problems with steering wheel relay rods, which transmit changes in direction from the steering gearbox to the wheels. … Toyota has a lot to explain about why it delayed informing American regulators about the faulty rods – and why it told the N.H.T.S.A. it had received no complaints in the United States.”
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