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May 10, 2010 8:50 AM by Bea Karnes, News First 5

Toyota may be hit with more fines

U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood says more fines are possible for Toyota Motor Corp. if further safety violations are uncovered.

LaHood said Monday that documents submitted by Toyota to the U.S. government are still being reviewed, and he would not hesitate to impose more penalties.

He spoke at Toyota's headquarters in central Japan after meeting with the carmaker's president, Akio Toyoda. Toyota has recalled more than 8 million vehicles worldwide and paid a record $16.4 million U.S. government fine because of a four-month delay in telling authorities about defective gas pedals.

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