Toyota is now going to pay out a $1.1 billion dollar settlement in a class action lawsuit from complaints from consumers about its cars. The company has been dogged by problems with its accelerators that have caused some to question the safety of its vehicles. The settlement was agreed to in California this week, where 16 million owners of Toyota, Lexus and Scion vehicles will receive either payments or safety updates for their automobiles.
The settlement allows Toyota to escape without admitting fault. The company was able to, by paying the money, avoid a long and drawn out legal battle.