Toyota said Thursday it will pay $29 million to 29 states and American Samoa as part of a settlement related to its safety recalls.
State attorneys general sued Toyota in 2010 after it recalled 14 million vehicles globally for accelerating without warning. The lawsuit accused Toyota of failing to notify customers promptly about the problems.
Toyota has agreed to post owners’ manuals online in an effort to make sure vehicle information is easily accessible. The company will also expand its rapid response teams, which act within 24 hours on safety issues that are reported by customers. The teams draw from a group of 200 technical experts across Toyota’s North American operations.