Sudden Unintended Acceleration

For many years, Toyota Motor Corporation has been engaged in a pattern of concealment by withholding material information from consumers, the public, the United States Government, and the Courts regarding the causes of sudden, unintended acceleration in its vehicles. Toyota has had actual knowledge that many of its vehicles are defectively designed so that a sudden, unintended acceleration is possible at any time after the ignition is engaged.sudden unintended acceleration auto defect

The situation is yet another reminder of large corporations and device manufacturers cutting corners and minimizing concerns in order to improve their bottom line.  Unsuspecting consumers and their families are the ones who pay the price.

Toyotasaved approximately $100 million and jeopardized the safety of millions of innocent people by negotiating with National Highway Transportation Administration regulators for a limited recall of 2007 Toyota Camry and Lexus ES models for sudden acceleration.  This is the same problem that has since prompted it to recall millions of cars.  Since the fall of 2009, Toyota has recalled more than eight million vehicles worldwide in at least two separate actions relating to complaints of sudden, unintended acceleration.

Toyota/Lexus Recall Vehicles

As of February 9, 2010,Toyota’s recall of car and truck models over dangerous sudden acceleration defects include:

  •       2009-2010            Corolla
  •       2009-2010            Matrix
  •       2005-2010            Avalon
  •       2007-2010            Camry
  •       2010                    Highlander
  •       2007-2010            Tundra
  •       2008-2010            Sequoia
  •       2009-2010            RAV4
  •       2004-2009            Prius
  •       2005-2010            Tacoma
  •       2009-2010            Venza
  •       2007-2010            Lexus ES350
  •       2006-2010            Lexus IS250/IS350
  •       2009-2010            Pontiac Vibe (built by a joint venture   betweenToyotaand General Motors Co.)

Getting Legal Help

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