Toyota is expected to pay millions in as punishment for concealing documents referring to the pedal recall, the New York Times reported.
This is the largest government penalty to be given to automaker, because of a four month delay in telling the government about the sticking brake problem, Kare 11 News said.
A Transportation Department official said Sunday that legal documents were being drafted, and Toyota executives were expected to sign them first thing Monday, the Times said.
The Transportation official was not authorized to speak publicly and spoke only on condition of anonymity, Kare 11 said.
The official said Toyota did not intend to accept liability explicitly initially. But from the federal viewpoint the agreement to pay the fine was like accepting responsibility for hiding the defect from the law, Kare 11 said.