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  • Were Toyota-Related Injuries Preventable?
    Feb-10-10 Seattle, WA The recently announced Toyota safety recall over faulty accelerator pedals has left many Toyota owners worried about driving and angry that the recall wasn't issued sooner. According to some reports, officials knew about the defective pedals nearly two years before the recall, leading consumers to wonder how many injuries and deaths could h...
  • Yet Another Toyota Recall
    Oct-21-10 Tokyo Toyota Motor Corp. has announced yet another recall. This time 740,000 vehicles in the US (1.53 million globally) are being recalled to fix a brake-related problem that may cause fluid leaks. The models recalled include the 2005-2006 Toyota Avalon, 2004-2006 Toyota Highlander (non-hybrid models), 2004-2006 Lexus GS300, 2004-200 IS250, 2004-2006 IS350...
  • Toyota Sudden Acceleration Litigation: 320 Lawsuits Filed
    May-3-10 Los Angeles, CA Toyota now faces more than 320 lawsuits in both federal and state courts with regard to the problem with sudden and unanticipated acceleration. So far the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has linked no fewer than 52 deaths to acceleration problems. Toyota has paid a record $16.4 million fine to the NHTSA for its de...
  • Yet Another Toyota Recall: This Time, Tacoma Trucks
    Feb-14-10 Detroit, MN Toyota's recall woes continue to build after last night's voluntary recall of 8000 four-wheel-drive Tacoma trucks in North America over fears of potential production defects in the front drive shaft of certain 2010 models. CNN reported early this morning that the front shaft in a small production run of the pickups could potentially incl...
  • Airbag Injury Lawsuit Information & Legal News
    In recent years, massive airbag recalls have been announced to address issues involving defective airbags . These recalls affect vehicles equipped with Takata airbags, which have reportedly been linked to 13 deaths and many injuries worldwide. Airbag failures have allegedly caused situations in which passenger vehicle occupants have either not survived...
  • Hagens Berman Expands National Takata Airbag Safety Recall Investigation
    Jan-20-15 SEATTLE (January 16, 2015) (Press Release) Attorneys at national consumer-rights law firm, Hagens Berman, already representing dozens of plaintiffs with Honda vehicles in class-action lawsuits against Takata, have expanded their national investigation regarding the Takata airbag safety defect affecting millions of vehicles and linked to at least five fatal...
  • defective auto
    Defective automobiles put vehicle occupants at risk of serious, life-threatening injury. Although newer vehicles have enhanced safety features designed to protect occupants in the event of an automobile crash , there are still situations in which the safety features designed to protect drivers and passengers actually result in injury. Auto defect lawsui...
  • Wrongful Death Lawsuit Filed Against BP And Toyota in Flash Fire
    Aug-6-10 Harrisburg, PA: A wrongful death lawsuit contends dangerous conditions and severe safety violations are responsible for catastrophic burn injury and death. Early on March 5, 2010, a young college student on his way to work stopped to gas up his Toyota Yaris at a BP station in the town of Battle Creek. Seconds later, 19-year-old David Byers was eng...
  • Toyota Agrees $25.5M Settlement in Securities Class Action Lawsuit
    Los Angeles, CA: A $25.5 million settlement has been agreed by Toyota Motor Corp, potentially ending a securities class action lawsuit brought against the automotive manufacturer over allegations that it failed to disclose information on safety and quality of its products that were subject to a recall in 2010. The settlement is pending approval...
  • Toyota Recalls 2010 Lexus GX 460 SUV Vehicles
    Apr-21-10 Washington, DC In a testament to the thoroughness of the testing engineers at Consumer Reports Magazine, Toyota announced that it was issuing a worldwide recall of the 2010 Lexus GX 460 SUV pending the implementation of a software fix to its electronic stabilization control (ESC). It was just last week that Consumer Reports issued a rare "Don't B...
  • Toyota Recall Prompts $16.4 Million in US Fines
    Apr-21-10 Torrance, CA In the wake of the monumental Toyota recall that prompted the Japanese automaker to remove millions of vehicles with faulty accelerator pedals from the road, Toyota will now face fines of more than $16 million from the US Transportation Department. The fine, the largest penalty ever assessed against an automaker, stems from Toyota's dec...
  • Toyota Accelerator Caused Rollover
    Mar-12-10 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 no...
  • Toyota Lawsuit: Sudden Unintended Acceleration
    Nov-12-09 Los Angeles, CA A class action lawsuit filed against Toyota Motor Corporation on November 5, 2009 alleges that owners of some Toyota and Lexus vehicles have "experienced instances of unintended acceleration" in their vehicles. According to just-auto.com, lawyers involved in the Toyota class action lawsuit say that the problem is not, as Toyota claims,...
  • Toyota Announces Voluntary Recall on 2003 Model-Year Sequoia
    Torrence, CA: Toyota Motor Sales (TMS), USA, Inc, has announced it will conduct a voluntary safety recall on approximately 50,000 early-2003 Model-Year Toyota Sequoia sport utility vehicles to upgrade program logic in its Vehicle Stability Control (VSC) system. The VSC system can help control a loss of traction in turns as a result of front or re...
  • Toyota Prius Defective Headlight
    The Toyota Prius is alleged to have headlight problems. Such problems reportedly include the passenger side headlight going out intermittently, both headlights going out and the headlights dimming with no warning. Some consumers say their car is less than two years old and the headlights have been replaced multiple times. In addition to being a potentially e...
  • Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing North America Inc. Plastic Parts Settlement
    Washington, DC: (Jul-23-07) Collins & Aikman Corp. brought a lawsuit against Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing North America Inc., over money owed for parts made by Collins & Aikman's plastics and soft-trim divisions. Collins & Aikman claimed Toyota owed more than $9 million for parts made by its plastics and fabrics division and $437,285 for carpet...
  • Toyota Announces Recall of 345,000 Sienna Mini Vans due to Seat Belt Problems
    On July 21st, 2005, Toyota Motor Corp. announced this it recalling 345,000 Sienna Mini Vans because of reports that the seat belt may not properly retract after unbuckling. Specifically, the company states that the shoulder portion of the seat belt in the middle row may become stuck in a plastic piece the belt should slide through easily. This may cause...
  • Honda Settles Airbag Lawsuit
    Mar-15-13 Henrico, VA Airbags are supposed to save lives, so when airbag injuries result in serious harm, or death, to vehicle occupants, people are naturally surprised. At least one airbag lawsuit recently resulted in a settlement for the family of a woman who died when her airbag exploded after a minor accident. According to NBC 12 (2/25/13), Guddi Rathor...
  • $11M Awarded in Toyota Camry Sudden Unintended Acceleration Lawsuit
    Los Angeles, CA: An $11 million verdict has been awarded to the plaintiffs in a Toyota sudden acceleration personal injury lawsuit resulting from a defect in a 1996 Camry. The jury ruled that the defect contributed to an accident which left three people dead and two seriously injured. While the jury found that the Camry' driver, Koua Fong Lee, was 4...
  • CaseyGerry Files Wrongful Death Lawsuit on Behalf of Boy After Father Killed in Tragic Ontario, Calif., Accident
    Mar-19-16 SAN DIEGO, CA (March 18, 2016) (Press Release): In another case of reported unintended acceleration, CaseyGerry has filed a wrongful death lawsuit on behalf of a nine-year-old Temecula boy whose father, Matthew Pusateri, 29, was killed on New Year’s Eve 2015 when the Toyota Solara in which he was a passenger was struck violently from behind by a 2015 Toy...
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