CLASSIC MAD DEPT.
Toyota is being fined $1.2 billion by the federal government! It turns out that several Toyota models had defects (aside from the obvious defect of being Toyotas) that caused sudden, surprise accelerations. Which is bad enough — but Toyota KNEW about the problems and deliberately hid the information from consumers. We’re glad that the Justice Department finally got around to issuing the fine — at least we did OUR part by breaking this story back in 2010.