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A Future Dashed by a California Car Crash

A Future Dashed by a California Car Crash March 15, 2010. By Gordon Gibb.
Los Angeles, CA A recent California car crash took the life of an off-duty Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) officer just two weeks after she became engaged to be married.
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Toyota Accelerator Caused Rollover

Toyota Accelerator Caused Rollover March 12, 2010. By Jane Mundy.
Big Bear Lake, CA "I had never rolled a vehicle in my life—I'm 46 and I do a lot of driving," says Jim. But then one day, the accelerator pedal on his Toyota 2005 Tundra stuck and he spun out of control at 60 mph. "What's weird is that Toyota hasn't filed a lawsuit against me—I believe they know they don't have a hope in hell, especially now that a class action lawsuit has been filed against them," says Jim.
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Lawsuits Could Cost Toyota in Excess of $3 Billion

Lawsuits Could Cost Toyota in Excess of $3 Billion March 9, 2010. By Gordon Gibb.
Miami, FL According to the Associated Press (AP), lawsuits related to the massive Toyota recall could cost the world's largest automotive maker $3 billion or more. As of yesterday, more than 89 class action lawsuits have been filed across the country on behalf of disgruntled Toyota owners who claim that their vehicles have suffered a loss in value since the recall for sudden acceleration.
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Toyota Speeds Out of Control, Not on Recall List

March 9, 2010. By Gordon Gibb.
San Diego, CA A Prius owner was taken for the ride of his life yesterday when the accelerator pedal became stuck while driving along Interstate 8 outside of San Diego. An officer with the California Highway Patrol (CHP) helped the frightened driver bring his car to a stop, but not before the car reached speeds of 90 miles per hour.
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What About the Crashworthiness of Subway Cars?

What About the Crashworthiness of Subway Cars? March 9, 2010. By Gordon Gibb.
Washington, DC With the rising cost of oil and transportation, not to mention traffic gridlock, many urban commuters are taking the train in an attempt to save time and money—and shrink their carbon footprint in the process. But how safe is it? Vehicle manufacturers tout their respective crashworthiness data as a selling point. However, few people give a second thought to safety when they enter a train or subway car.
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Fifteen-Year Prison Term for Horrific Maryland Car Crash

Fifteen-Year Prison Term for Horrific Maryland Car Crash March 7, 2010. By Gordon Gibb.
Accokeek, MD The Washington Post called it one of the worst car accidents in state history. In the early hours of February 16, 2008, two drivers became involved in an illegal street race on Route 210, mowing down and killing eight bystanders. The Post reported on 3/2/10 that one of the two drivers was sentenced to 15 years in prison. The other will be retried on vehicular manslaughter counts on October 18.
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Relatives of Family Killed in Lexus Crash Sue Toyota

Relatives of Family Killed in Lexus Crash Sue Toyota March 6, 2010. By Gordon Gibb.
San Diego, CA The car accident that set off the massive Toyota recall will soon be moving through the courts of law. The Los Angeles Times reports that relatives of the family killed in a high-speed Lexus crash last summer have launched a lawsuit against the world's largest car manufacturer.
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"Fixed" Toyota Vehicles Still Taking off

"Fixed" Toyota Vehicles Still Taking off March 4, 2010. By Gordon Gibb.
New York, NY Those who were suspicious of Toyota's announced fix of "sticky" gas pedals now have more reason for concern. CNNMoney.com reported yesterday that the recalled cars duly repaired by Toyota are still experiencing sudden and rapid acceleration.
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Oil Wells That End Well for Toyota?

Oil Wells That End Well for Toyota? March 3, 2010. By Gordon Gibb.
Detroit, MN Reuters reported yesterday that Toyota will undertake repairs to nearly one million vehicles in the US that may be leaking oil. The issue is not a new one—as far back as a year ago Toyota agreed to repair a faulty oil hose in vehicles equipped with V6 engines. The problem pertains to a rubberized portion of the engine oil hose that may degrade over time, causing oil to leak and damage the engine when oil levels dip below optimum.
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GM Recalls 1.3 Million Compact Cars to Fix Power Steering Assist

March 2, 2010. By Lucy Campbell.
Detroit, MI General Motors will conduct a safety recall of 1.3 million compact cars to replace a motor in the power steering system.
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