Toyota Settles High-Profile Sudden Acceleration Case

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Toyota Motor Corporation has settled what is considered to be the most high-profile of all the sudden acceleration cases pending against it in state and federal courts across the country.  The settled case involved the August 2009 deaths of  California Highway Patrol officer Mark Saylor, his wife, daughter and brother-in-law.  Saylor’s 911 call recorded the dramatic and tragic events that …

Toyota Begins Shipping New Accelerator Pedals

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Today, Toyota Motor Corp. announced that its accelerator pedal supplier began shipping newly designed pedals to dealers to fix the company’s sticky gas pedals that have required 4.2 million vehicles to be recalled.  According to reports, federal regulators did not object to Toyota’s repair plans.  A more detailed announcement by Toyota is expected to be made Monday. In the meantime, contact …

Toyota Extends Recall And Suspends Sales Over Accelerator Problem

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Yesterday, Toyota Motor Corporation extended its recall from last fall and added an additional 2.3 million vehicles to the recall list over problems with accelerators in a number of its most popular vehicles.  Toyota also suspended sales and stopped production of a number of the models subject to the recall until a fix can be implemented. The accelerator problem has been linked to a …

Toyota Hit With Temporary Restraining Order

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In what appears to be the first case in Texas to be filed against Toyota seeking to reopen previously settled product liability cases, Judge T. John Ward, who presides over the United States District Court, Eastern District of Texas, Marshall Division, signed and entered a temporary restraining order against Toyota Motor Corporation, Toyota Motor Sales, USA, Inc. and several in-house …

Toyota Recalls 3.8 Million Vehicles

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Today, Toyota Motor Sales, USA announced it was recalling approximately 3.8 million vehicles to address problems with removable floor mats that could cause the accelerator to become stuck and lead to a crash.  This recall is the largest recall in Toyota’s history. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, the federal government has received notice of 102 incidents involving …

Toyota Attorney Accuses Company Of Hiding/Destroying Evidence

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Dimitrios Biller, a former in-house attorney for Toyota Motor Sales USA, Inc. has accused the car maker in a lawsuit filed in federal court in California of illegally withholding evidence in hundreds of rollover injury and death cases in a "ruthless conspiracy" to keep evidence of its vehicles "structural shortcomings" from becoming known.  Biller alleges that his complaints to Toyota executives …