WASHINGTON -- The U.S. government has closed a safety investigation of three Toyota Motor Corp. models, including the best-selling Camry, over claims of sudden acceleration, documents showed Tuesday.
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration found no defect with the throttle control system with certain Camry, Camry Solara and Lexus ES300 models.
Regulators opened the investigation in March after receiving reports of 30 crashes that injured at least five people. Complaints said the vehicles suddenly and unexpectedly surged forward.
More than 1 million vehicles from the the 2002 and 2003 model years were covered by the investigation, which was concluded July 22 with no action taken, safety agency documents showed.
In a separate case, NHTSA said on Monday that Toyota is recalling more than 128,000 2002-04 Camry sedans because of a potential problem with side curtain airbags.
The government said the problem stems from improper factory assembly and could cause incomplete airbag deployment in a crash.