The LA Times reports that Toyota is having more recall issues.
Two weeks ago, the Japanese automaker trumpeted the results of a NASA study that cleared its vehicles of having electronic defects that could cause sudden acceleration. But any hope that its biggest safety crisis was finally over dissolved Thursday, as Toyota announced that it would recall 2.17 million additional vehicles to correct mechanical defects that could cause them to accelerate out of control. Toyota has now issued nearly 10 million recalls for sudden acceleration alone since September 2009, when it first said that floor mats could interfere with the gas pedal. In the last year, it has paid three federal fines totaling nearly $50 million for delaying recalls.