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Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Toyota Sued Over Alleged "Sudden Acceleration" Problem

Two L.A. residents have sued Toyota Motor Corp., alleging some Toyota and Lexus products manufactured since 2001 have been made with defective components causing sudden, unexpected acceleration.  They are seeking class-action status.  Toyota has focused on floor mats as the cause of the problem.  However, last week the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) criticized Toyota for releasing misleading information about the floor-mat investigation.  The Orange County Register has the story about the suit and the NHTSA statement.


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