Recalls

More Trouble for Toyota

U.S. regulators have accused Toyota of dragging its feet on fixing defective gas pedals and are threatening the automaker with civil penalties and further review of its products. Toyota recalled nearly six million vehicles after reports of sudden acceleration that have been linked to at least five fatalities. "While Toyota is taking responsible action now, it unfortunately took an enormous effort to get to this point," Secretary of Transportation Ray LaHood said Tuesday in a statement. "We're not finished with Toyota and are continuing to review possible defects and monitor the implementation of the recalls."