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$10M deal OK’d in Toyota crash that killed trooper

From Bloomberg News | Toyota has won approval for a $10 million settlement in a suit over a sudden acceleration crash that killed a California Highway Patrol officer and three others.

U.S. finds no defect in Toyota’s electronic throttles

A row of Toyota Prius cars at a sales lot in Daly City, Calif., Feb. 3, 2010. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

A U.S. government investigation showed no link between electronic throttles and unintended acceleration in Toyota vehicles, a victory for the world’s top automaker battered by recalls over runaway vehicles.

The encouraging result for Toyota stems from a 10-month probe ordered by Congress following recalls of nearly 8 million of its best-selling models in the United States over defective floor mats and accelerator pedals that hurt its reputation for quality.

Some safety advocates and congressional investigators questioned whether software-driven throttles also played a role in unintended acceleration complaints. Get the full story »

U.S. set to release results of Toyota probe

The government on Tuesday plans to release the findings of its investigation into reports of sudden acceleration in Toyota vehicles.

The Transportation Department and NASA have been studying the safety issues that led Toyota to recall more than 11 million vehicles since the fall of 2009. Get the full story »