Tesla Model S Unintended Acceleration Complaint Filed

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Tesla Model S Unintended Acceleration Complaint Filed
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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 to Pay $25.5 Million to Settle Class Action Lawsuit

Toyota to Pay $25.5 Million to Settle Class Action Lawsuit
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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...

Former, Current Toyota Owners Suing for Lost Resale Value

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Former, Current Toyota Owners Suing for Lost Resale Value
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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 Unintended Acceleration Appeal Denied by NHTSA

Toyota Unintended Acceleration Appeal Denied by NHTSA
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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...

Safety Group Wants Ford Fined for Escape Unintended Acceleration Issue

Safety Group Wants Ford Fined for Escape Unintended Acceleration Issue
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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...

Ford Escape Faces Another Recall, 485,000 Units Affected

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Ford Escape Faces Another Recall, 485,000 Units Affected
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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...

Toyota Unintended Acceleration Case Should be Reopened Says Iowa Senator

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Toyota Unintended Acceleration Case Should be Reopened Says Iowa Senator
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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...

Ford Escape Unintended Acceleration Spurs Petition

Ford Escape Unintended Acceleration Spurs Petition
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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...

Judge May Caution Jurors Over Employee Testimony in Toyota Unintended Acceleration Lawsuit

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Judge May Caution Jurors Over Employee Testimony in Toyota Unintended Acceleration Lawsuit
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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...

Hyundai Sonata Unintentded Acceleration Dash Cam Video is Frightening

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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...

Mandatory Throttle-Override System Proposed by US Regulators

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Mandatory Throttle-Override System Proposed by US Regulators
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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...

Toyota Calls New CNN Unintended Acceleration Report “Grossly inaccurate”

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Toyota Calls New CNN Unintended Acceleration Report “Grossly inaccurate”
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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...

Lawsuit Demands NHTSA Disclose Records From Toyota Investigation

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Lawsuit Demands NHTSA Disclose Records From Toyota Investigation
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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...

NHTSA Pushing For Standardized Keyless Ignition For Quicker Vehicle Shutoff

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NHTSA Pushing For Standardized Keyless Ignition For Quicker Vehicle Shutoff
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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...
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