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Toyota will pay the largest penalty ever imposed against an automaker. Continue Reading...
Toyota might reach a deal soon with the U.S. Department of Justice that would close a criminal investigation into the way it disclosed customer complaints about unintended acceleration. Continue Reading...
Toyota will not be held responsible for a fatal crash involving a 2006 Toyota Camry, a Los Angeles Superior Court jury said yesterday. Continue Reading...
A Tesla Model S owner has filed a complaint with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration alleging that the vehicle accelerated on its own resulting in a crash. Continue Reading...
Toyota has won final approval for a settlement in its unintended acceleration cases where consumers claimed that recalls caused their vehicles to lose value. Continue Reading...
A Chevrolet Volt owner is claiming to have experienced unintended acceleration during highway driving in his range-extended electric car. Continue Reading...
Unintended acceleration became a buzzword in when more than 14 million Toyota vehicles were recalled in 2009 and 2010 for unintended acceleration. Some of the resulting disputes are still being settled. Continue Reading...
Toyota has modified its power buttons in several of its vehicles to allow for a quicker shut down process in a case of unintended acceleration or in a panic situation. Continue Reading...
Toyota has announced it has reached an agreement to settle outstanding lawsuits in the US related to the automaker’s previous recalls for unintended acceleration. Continue Reading...
Unintended acceleration is an ugly phrase to throw around in the automotive world after the scandal that involved Toyota in 2009 and 2010. Continue Reading...
Hoping to put its long saga of recalls and reports of unintended vehicle acceleration to bed, Toyota has agreed to pay $25.5 million in order to settle a U.S. shareholder class action lawsuit. Continue Reading...
Toyota took a media beating over the last few years when the unintended acceleration phenomenon hit the news. And even though the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NTHSA) has exonerated the Japanese automaker, former owners of Toyota vehicles are now suing for “pure economic loss” from all of the negative press. Continue Reading...
Toyota was mostly cleared of wrongdoing in the unintended acceleration case thanks to a verdict from NHTSA. An Iowa senator however, recently asked for the investigation to be reopened, but NHTSA is standing by the verdict. Continue Reading...
Earlier this month, the Center for Automotive Safety (CAS) filed a petition with NHTSA regarding the Ford Escape’s unintended acceleration issue and now the safety group is calling for the American automaker to be fined. Continue Reading...
It’s been a very bad month for the Ford Escape, in fact it’s been a terrible year with a list of damning issues coming to light, the worst of which is now leading to a recall. Continue Reading...
The NHTSA investigation into the unintentionally accelerating Toyotas has not satisfied Iowa Sen. Charles E. Grassley. He says NHTSA and its team of NASA engineers spuriously ruled out a possible electronic fault that could have caused the cars to malfunction. Continue Reading...
A nonprofit consumer safety group is pressing the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) to investigate complaints surrounding 320,000 Ford Escapes model year 2002 through 2004 that could be subject to unintended acceleration following an earlier recall. Continue Reading...
The sudden-unintended acceleration cases that are being blamed on Toyota have taken an interesting turn, as the Judge overseeing the personal injury lawsuits against the company is warning jurors to take some Toyota employees testimony with a grain of salt. Continue Reading...
Unintended acceleration is back, this time involving a Hyundai instead of a Toyota. At least that’s what it looks like in a video uploaded to YouTube on Tuesday that has already almost gathered a million views. Continue Reading...
Following the rash of alleged self-accelerating cars, U.S. regulators are calling for all automakers to make throttle override mechanisms standard equipment in every light vehicle. This issue came to light after Toyota’s unintended acceleration case, which spurred NHTSA to begin looking into override technology in 2010. Essentially, the required system would ensure that the brake will overpower… Continue Reading...
In response to a new report on CNN’s Anderson Cooper 360 program accusing Toyota of a cover-up of unintended acceleration issues with its cars, the Japanese automaker is fighting back. In a statement released today Toyota commented that, “In the face of overwhelming scientific evidence to the contrary, CNN has irresponsibly aired a grossly inaccurate… Continue Reading...
After almost a year since regulators closed Toyota’s unintended acceleration investigation, independent auto-safety firm Safety Research and Strategies announced Tuesday that a lawsuit has been filed in federal court requesting for the government to release internal records of said investigation. According to Safety Research and Strategies, there is reason to believe that the National Highway… Continue Reading...
The National Highway Safety Traffic Administration (NHTSA) is pushing for a new rule that will standardized the time it takes for keyless ignitions to shutoff a vehicle to avoid accidents of unintended acceleration following the aftermath of Toyota‘s record recalls. The accident that started Toyota’s recalls involved a 2009 Lexus ES350 that filled four people… Continue Reading...