Toyota, Ford, Others Face NHTSA Electronic Key Probe

Law360, New York (March 11, 2014, 8:48 PM EDT) -- The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is investigating whether the electronic key systems on Toyota Motor Corp., Ford Motor Co. and other vehicles meet federal safety standards, according to documents published Monday by a consumer group.

The NHTSA sent letters to the automakers Jan. 28 seeking more information about the performance of electronic key systems in their newer push-button vehicles. The group Safety & Research Strategies Inc. obtained the letters through a Freedom of Information Act request.

The agency is examining whether any of the automakers...
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