The Truth About Cars » Toyota unintended acceleration http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com The Truth About Cars is dedicated to providing candid, unbiased automobile reviews and the latest in auto industry news. Thu, 11 Feb 2016 18:00:49 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.4 The Truth About Cars is dedicated to providing candid, unbiased automobile reviews and the latest in auto industry news. The Truth About Cars no The Truth About Cars editors@ttac.com editors@ttac.com (The Truth About Cars) 2006-2009 The Truth About Cars The Truth About Cars » Toyota unintended acceleration http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/themes/ttac-theme/images/logo.gif http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com Toyota Reportedly Near $1B Settlement of Unintended Acceleration Criminal Probe http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/02/toyota-reportedly-near-1b-settlement-of-unintended-acceleration-criminal-probe/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/02/toyota-reportedly-near-1b-settlement-of-unintended-acceleration-criminal-probe/#comments Mon, 10 Feb 2014 12:00:43 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=737265 Reuters and The Wall Street Journal reported on Friday that Toyota Motor Corp. and the United States Department of Justice are close to a deal that would resolve a criminal investigation into how it disclosed to government regulators customers’ complaints about unintended acceleration. The Journal is reporting that the settlement would involve Toyota paying as […]

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Reuters and The Wall Street Journal reported on Friday that Toyota Motor Corp. and the United States Department of Justice are close to a deal that would resolve a criminal investigation into how it disclosed to government regulators customers’ complaints about unintended acceleration. The Journal is reporting that the settlement would involve Toyota paying as […]

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California Jury Finds Toyota Not At Fault In Unintended Acceleration Wrongful Death Lawsuit http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/10/california-jury-finds-toyota-not-at-fault-in-unintended-acceleration-wrongful-death-lawsuit/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/10/california-jury-finds-toyota-not-at-fault-in-unintended-acceleration-wrongful-death-lawsuit/#comments Fri, 11 Oct 2013 15:48:13 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=621273 A Califonia jury ruled that Toyota Motor Corp was not at fault in a 2009 accident in which 66 year old Noriko Uno was killed when her 2006 Camry ran into a tree after being hit by another car. Uno’s survivors blamed the accident and her death on unintended acceleration and Toyota’s failure to incorporate […]

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A Califonia jury ruled that Toyota Motor Corp was not at fault in a 2009 accident in which 66 year old Noriko Uno was killed when her 2006 Camry ran into a tree after being hit by another car. Uno’s survivors blamed the accident and her death on unintended acceleration and Toyota’s failure to incorporate […]

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Toyota’s Jim Lentz Testifies in Unintended Acceleration Wrongful Death Suit http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/08/toyotas-jim-lentz-testifies-in-unintended-acceleration-wrongful-death-suit/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/08/toyotas-jim-lentz-testifies-in-unintended-acceleration-wrongful-death-suit/#comments Wed, 28 Aug 2013 16:09:49 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=501649 After losing a motion to prevent him from appearing, Toyota Motor Corporation’s CEO for North America, Jim Lentz took the witness stand in a lawsuit filed by the survivors of a woman who was killed when her Camry allegedly sped out of control and hit a tree after it was hit by another car, whose […]

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After losing a motion to prevent him from appearing, Toyota Motor Corporation’s CEO for North America, Jim Lentz took the witness stand in a lawsuit filed by the survivors of a woman who was killed when her Camry allegedly sped out of control and hit a tree after it was hit by another car, whose […]

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First Toyota Unintended Acceleration Wrongful Death Trial Begins http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/08/first-toyota-unintended-acceleration-wrongful-death-trial-begins/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/08/first-toyota-unintended-acceleration-wrongful-death-trial-begins/#comments Fri, 09 Aug 2013 14:23:48 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=498714 The first wrongful death lawsuit concerning the sudden acceleration of Toyota cars to go to trial has started with opening arguments. According to Bloomberg, the lawyer for Noriko Uno’s family said that Toyota knew that their gas pedals could get stuck and that the company was liable for her death because Uno’s 2006 Camry did not […]

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The first wrongful death lawsuit concerning the sudden acceleration of Toyota cars to go to trial has started with opening arguments. According to Bloomberg, the lawyer for Noriko Uno’s family said that Toyota knew that their gas pedals could get stuck and that the company was liable for her death because Uno’s 2006 Camry did not […]

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So Cal Prosecutors File First Consumer Protection Suit Against Toyota http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2010/03/so-cal-prosecutors-file-first-consumer-protection-suit-against-toyota/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2010/03/so-cal-prosecutors-file-first-consumer-protection-suit-against-toyota/#comments Fri, 12 Mar 2010 22:41:45 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=348806 Reuters reports that Orange County District Attorney Tony Rackauckas along with private attorneys filed the first U.S. consumer protection lawsuit against Toyota USA. The main charge is that Toyota has endangered the public by selling defective vehicles and engaged in deceptive business practices. From the 18 page suit filed Friday morning: “Against this backdrop of […]

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Reuters reports that Orange County District Attorney Tony Rackauckas along with private attorneys filed the first U.S. consumer protection lawsuit against Toyota USA. The main charge is that Toyota has endangered the public by selling defective vehicles and engaged in deceptive business practices. From the 18 page suit filed Friday morning: “Against this backdrop of […]

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NHTSA Data Dive 4: Did Toyota Recall The Wrong Cars? http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2010/03/nhtsa-data-dive-4-did-toyota-recall-the-wrong-cars/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2010/03/nhtsa-data-dive-4-did-toyota-recall-the-wrong-cars/#comments Mon, 08 Mar 2010 19:48:43 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=348051 When it comes to mountains of data like the NHTSA vehicle complaint data base, one man’s junk is another man’s treasure(trove).  Yes, there are limitations. But the remarkable degree of similarity of the UA rate between most badge engineered cars, and GM’s consistently low UA ratings speak of statistical relevance to some of us. One […]

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When it comes to mountains of data like the NHTSA vehicle complaint data base, one man’s junk is another man’s treasure(trove).  Yes, there are limitations. But the remarkable degree of similarity of the UA rate between most badge engineered cars, and GM’s consistently low UA ratings speak of statistical relevance to some of us. One […]

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TTAC’s NHTSA Data Dive: 95 Cars Ranked In Rate Of Unintended Acceleration Complaints http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2010/02/ttacs-nhtsa-data-dive-95-cars-ranked-in-rate-of-unintended-acceleration-complaints/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2010/02/ttacs-nhtsa-data-dive-95-cars-ranked-in-rate-of-unintended-acceleration-complaints/#comments Sat, 27 Feb 2010 05:46:51 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=346855 [Update 3: This post is now officially obsolete, having been supplanted by the much more accurate update here] [Update 2: In a new post, I have noted that 53% of Toyota UA complaints were filed after the mat advisory was issued on 9/29/09. The number used her are not adjusted for that. As soon as […]

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[Update 3: This post is now officially obsolete, having been supplanted by the much more accurate update here] [Update 2: In a new post, I have noted that 53% of Toyota UA complaints were filed after the mat advisory was issued on 9/29/09. The number used her are not adjusted for that. As soon as […]

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