Toyota Issues Another Vehicle Recall for Defective Takata Airbags

Another Vehicle Recall from Toyota Covers More Defective Takata Airbags The Toyota Motor Corp has issued another vehicle recall for cars that feature problematic and defective Takata Airbags. The latest vehicle recall covers 247,000 cars, including 2003 to 2005 Corolla and Matrix, the 2002 to 2005 Sequoia, the 2003 to 2005 Tundra, and the 2003 to 2005 Pontiac Vibe. Interestingly, the vehicle recall says that the recalled models are primarily registered in the Southern US, mainly in Florida and along the Gulf Coast. Some other models are … [Read more...]

Latest Toyota Vehicle Recall Covers 1.75 Million Cars

Two New Toyota Vehicle Recalls Cover for 1.75 Million Cars and SUVs On Wednesday, October 15th, Toyota Motor Corp issued two Toyota vehicle recalls for 1.75 million cars and SUVs around the globe. The first Toyota vehicle recall covers most of the cars – 1.67 million – to address defects in the brake cylinder that could affect the vehicles’ performance. The company is not aware of any crashes or injuries related to the vehicle recall, but problems could occur if the cars and SUVs cannot brake when necessary. About 1.05 million of those cars … [Read more...]

New Investigations into Toyota Sudden Acceleration

New Toyota Sudden Acceleration Claim Leads to Further Investigation from Regulators Although Toyota began work toward settling numerous sudden acceleration lawsuits in December of this past year, US federal safety regulators say that they are now investigating several new Toyota sudden acceleration claims, this time involving the Corolla instead of the Camry. On Monday, September 29th, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration announced that it is examining 163 new complaints of Toyota sudden acceleration covering about 1.69 million … [Read more...]

Toyota Admits Deception and Agrees to Pay Billions

Toyota Agrees to $1.2 Billion Criminal Fine for Deceiving Consumers After facing years of personal injury lawsuits, the Toyota Motor Corp has been slammed with a $1.2 billion criminal fine by the US Justice Department for intentionally misleading customers regarding the company’s automobile safety. This is the largest criminal fine against an automobile manufacturer in US history. The $1.2 billion fine dwarfs the $$66.15 million civil fine levied against Toyota by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration for failing to recall … [Read more...]

Toyota Seeks Settlement for Sudden Acceleration Lawsuits

Toyota to Work Toward Settlement in Sudden Acceleration Personal Injury Lawsuits Two months ago, an Oklahoma jury found that Toyota’s Camry engine was at fault in a sudden acceleration lawsuit, because it was defective. Now, the vehicle manufacturing giant has agreed to begin settlement negotiations over its sudden acceleration lawsuits. The verdict of “reckless disregard,” which in 2005 led to the death of a woman and the serious injury of another in a crash, was the first of several lawsuits involving sudden acceleration of Toyota’s … [Read more...]

Latest Sudden Acceleration Personal Injury Suit Against Toyota Goes to Plaintiff

Sudden Acceleration Personal Injury Lawsuit Decided in Favor of Plaintiff, Toyota to Pay $3 Million Although the Japanese vehicle manufacturer was found not guilty in a car accident wrongful death lawsuit in early October, a jury in a second sudden acceleration personal injury lawsuit has found Toyota guilty. An Oklahoma City jury awarded $1.5 million in compensatory damage to Jean Bookout, the driver of the vehicle in a 2007 sudden acceleration crash, and $1.5 million to the family of Barbara Schwarz, who was killed in the accident. The … [Read more...]

Judge issues preliminary ruling on Toyota lawsuits

On Wednesday a federal judge heard arguments on a motion to dismiss several causes of action in 51 lawsuits filed against Toyota. The judge issued a preliminary opinion on the matter denying Toyota’s motion. According to the Yahoo News: Hundreds of lawsuits have been filed since the Japanese automaker start[ed] recalling millions of vehicles because of sudden-acceleration problems in several models and brake defenses with the Prius hybrid. Toyota claims its electronic throttle control system is safe and that it will prove so in … [Read more...]