Toyota Motor Corp.

is close to a deal to pay more than $1 billion to end a U.S. criminal probe of how it disclosed drivers’ complaints of unintended acceleration, according to people familiar with the matter.

An agreement could come within weeks barring setbacks and would cap a four-year investigation by U.S. prosecutors.

There are still a few sticking points in Toyota’s negotiations with prosecutors, people familiar with the matter said, and the potential deal could fall apart.

A spokeswoman for Toyota said the Japanese auto maker was cooperating fully with federal prosecutors. The amount of the potential settlement could also change.

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Toyota Closes In On $1 Billion Deal To Halt Criminal Probe Over Unintended Acceleration Disclosure

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