Toyota Must Fork Over $32.4 Million More In Fines

The thrashing continues for Toyota, which has had to recall more than 11 million cars since the Fall of 2009 thanks to myriad problems, including bum gas pedals and steering relay rods. The car company has coughed up $16.4 million in government fines, and now will pay $32.4 million more.

The Associated Press reports Toyota decided to pay the fees at a board meeting in Japan. The company still could be slapped with civil and criminal lawsuits.

So take heart — no matter how bad a year you had, Toyota’s was probably worse. Well, unless you’re Blockbuster.

Toyota to pay $32.4 million in extra fines [AP via MSNBC]

Previously: Toyota Recalls 1.53 Million Cars