Posted by Shawn Maclauchlan
RICHMOND, VA (WWBT) - Documents turned over to a house panel could set off alarms in congress over whether Toyota put profits ahead of customer safety.
In the documents, Toyota officials claim they saved the firm $100 million by successfully negotiating with the government on a limited recall of floor mats in some Toyota Camry and Lexus vehicles.
The document also cites a delay of safety regulations - avoiding defect investigations and slowing down other industry requirements.
Toyota has been criticized for responding to complaints too slowly.