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4 years 10 months ago

Southwest fined $200,000 for bumping passengers

Southwest Airlines, which bumped more passengers than any U.S. carrier last year, has been fined $200,000 for violating rules on kicking passengers off oversold flights. The Transportation Department said it reviewed passenger complaints and found many cases of Southwest failing to promptly pay bumped passengers and give them written...

4 years 11 months ago

Government seeking maximum penalty against Toyota

The Transportation Department says it's seeking the maximum penalty, more than $16 million, against Toyota for failing to promptly notify the government about defective gas pedals among its vehicles. The fine would be the largest civil penalty ever issued to an automaker by the government. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood...

5 years 1 month ago

Government demands Toyota recall documents

The Transportation Department is formally demanding documents related to Toyota's massive recalls in the United States to find out if the automaker conducted three of its recalls in a timely manner. The legal documents were delivered to Toyota on Tuesday and obtained by The Associated Press. The documents demand...

5 years 1 month ago

US government investigating Prius brakes

The Transportation Department has opened an investigation into brake problems in the 2010 model year Toyota Prius after the Japanese automaker acknowledged design problems with the brakes in its prized gas-electric hybrid. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration says it has received 124 reports from consumers, including four reports...

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