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Earlier this week, Toyota reached a massive $1.3 billion settlement for the class action lawsuit that was filed after claims of unintended acceleration plagued the automaker in 2009 and 2010. Owners sued Toyota because the publicity of unintended acceleration — something that was determined to be the fault of the…
The last few years have not been good for Toyota in the "not recalling cars" department.
As we told you earlier, Toyota is recalling 7.4 million — with an m — cars due to a problem with the power window switches. They stick, and when certain lubricants are applied to remedy the situation, they may start smoking and catch on fire.
David Champion, head of auto testing for Consumer Reports, provided a perfect cure for sudden unintended acceleration to CNN Money yesterday.
The U.S. government's ten-month probe into Toyota validates the initially unpopular argument we at Jalopnik put forth at the start of this unintended acceleration witch hunt: This was a case of people pressing the wrong pedal. In every way, this was Toyota's beige-ification of cars biting them back, and hard.
We've just learned that Toyota inked a $10 million settlement with the family of a California Highway Patrol officer, his wife, his daughter and his brother-in-law, who were all killed in a fiery crash in San Diego last August.
For Toyota, 2010 was a year that'll live in infamy. The year'a biggest car story was the automaker issuing safety fixes for every Toyota-brand model car and truck sold in the United States. Here's the damage in one easy-to-see graphic.
A California judge says Toyota can't stop lawsuit over cars that can't stop. [Bloomberg]
A Utah man and his son's fiancee died earlier this month after his recalled Toyota Camry sped through an intersection into a rock wall. Police say the Camry's gas pedal stuck and, unlike other crashes, there's supporting evidence.
Toyota bought back at least two cars in 2009 after dealer technicians reported unintended acceleration that couldn't be diagnosed, according to new filings in a class-action lawsuit.
Safety Research & Strategies' just-published 88-page Toyota Sudden Unintended Acceleration report update (PDF) is too long and there aren't enough pictures. Read silently and discuss vehemently below.
Toyota recalls another 1.5 million vehicles. This time? Lexus, Avalon and Crown brake fluid and fuel pump problems. Oy, what a feeling... [DetNews]