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  • Sole survivor files lawsuit in runaway Lexus crash

    Sole survivor files lawsuit in runaway Lexus crash

    Thursday, August 18 2011 8:43 PM EDT2011-08-19 00:43:53 GMT
    Thursday, August 18 2011 8:55 PM EDT2011-08-19 00:55:54 GMT
    The sole survivor of a deadly East County crash involving an out-of-control Lexus filed a lawsuit Thursday seeking damages. 
    The sole survivor of a deadly East County crash involving an out-of-control Lexus filed a lawsuit Thursday seeking damages. 
  • Lawyer: Toyota to pay $10 million in Lexus lawsuit

    Lawyer: Toyota to pay $10 million in Lexus lawsuit

    Thursday, December 23 2010 2:12 PM EST2010-12-23 19:12:02 GMT
    Thursday, December 23 2010 3:02 PM EST2010-12-23 20:02:47 GMT
    Toyota Motor Corp. agreed to pay $10 million to the family of four people killed in a runaway Lexus crash that led to recalls of millions of the automaker's vehicles, an attorney said Thursday. 
    Toyota Motor Corp. agreed to pay $10 million to the family of four people killed in a runaway Lexus crash that led to recalls of millions of the automaker's vehicles, an attorney said Thursday. 
  • Toyota to pay $32.4M in additional fines for handling of safety recalls

    Toyota to pay $32.4M in additional fines for handling of safety recalls

    Tuesday, December 21 2010 3:48 PM EST2010-12-21 20:48:06 GMT
    Tuesday, December 21 2010 3:48 PM EST2010-12-21 20:48:07 GMT
    Toyota Motor Corp. will pay $32.425 million in penalties stemming from allegations that it failed to notify federal authorities in a timely fashion about safety defects. 
    Toyota Motor Corp. will pay $32.425 million in penalties stemming from allegations that it failed to notify federal authorities in a timely fashion about safety defects. 
  • Judge in Toyota suit says sealed settlement likely

    Judge in Toyota suit says sealed settlement likely

    Monday, September 20 2010 8:47 PM EDT2010-09-21 00:47:08 GMT
    Tuesday, September 21 2010 11:14 AM EDT2010-09-21 15:14:53 GMT
    A California judge overseeing state claims against Toyota says he's inclined to keep confidential the settlement of a lawsuit by relatives of four people killed when a driver was unable to stop a runaway Lexus. 
    A California judge overseeing state claims against Toyota says he's inclined to keep confidential the settlement of a lawsuit by relatives of four people killed when a driver was unable to stop a runaway Lexus. 
  • Toyota settles suit over fatal Santee crash

    Toyota settles suit over fatal Santee crash

    Friday, September 17 2010 10:31 PM EDT2010-09-18 02:31:56 GMT
    Friday, September 17 2010 10:34 PM EDT2010-09-18 02:34:13 GMT
    A report says Toyota Motor Corp. has settled a lawsuit brought by relatives of four family members killed in a high-speed crash near San Diego. 
    A report says Toyota Motor Corp. has settled a lawsuit brought by relatives of four family members killed in a high-speed crash near San Diego that galvanized attention around safety flaws of Toyotas and led to the recalls of millions of cars. 
  • Europeans warned of Toyota pedals well before US

    Europeans warned of Toyota pedals well before US

    Wednesday, April 7 2010 10:51 AM EDT2010-04-07 14:51:35 GMT
    Wednesday, April 7 2010 10:55 AM EDT2010-04-07 14:55:20 GMT
    Long before Toyota told U.S. regulators about sticking accelerator pedals, the Japanese automaker warned its distributors throughout Europe about similar problems, documents obtained by The Associated Press show. 
    Long before Toyota told U.S. regulators about sticking accelerator pedals, the Japanese automaker warned its distributors throughout Europe about similar problems, documents obtained by The Associated Press show. 
  • Toyota faces legal dilemma as well as record fine

    Toyota faces legal dilemma as well as record fine

    Tuesday, April 6 2010 10:15 AM EDT2010-04-06 14:15:24 GMT
    Tuesday, April 6 2010 10:18 AM EDT2010-04-06 14:18:01 GMT
    Already flooded with hundreds of private lawsuits, Toyota now faces a dilemma stemming from safety problems on several popular models. 
    Already flooded with hundreds of private lawsuits, Toyota now faces a dilemma stemming from safety problems on several popular models: whether to accept a record $16.4 million fine that could be cast as an admission of wrongdoing, or fight the government at the cost of more bad publicity. 
  • First Calif. class action lawsuit against Toyota filed in San Diego

    First Calif. class action lawsuit against Toyota filed in San Diego

    Friday, March 26 2010 6:20 PM EDT2010-03-26 22:20:08 GMT
    Saturday, March 27 2010 1:12 PM EDT2010-03-27 17:12:23 GMT
    The first class action lawsuit against Toyota in its sudden acceleration recalls was filed in San Diego Friday, attorneys said. 
    The first class action lawsuit against Toyota in its sudden acceleration recalls was filed in San Diego Friday, attorneys said. 
  • Toyota asks panel to consolidate lawsuits in Calif

    Toyota asks panel to consolidate lawsuits in Calif

    Friday, March 26 2010 12:36 PM EDT2010-03-26 16:36:24 GMT
    Friday, March 26 2010 12:41 PM EDT2010-03-26 16:41:13 GMT
    Attorneys for Toyota Motor Corp. and people suing the Japanese automaker over sudden acceleration problems urged a federal panel Thursday to consolidate more than 200 lawsuits before a single judge, with Los Angeles federal court emerging as the favored venue. 
  • Panel convenes in San Diego to consider locale of Toyota lawsuits

    Panel convenes in San Diego to consider locale of Toyota lawsuits

    Thursday, March 25 2010 10:20 AM EDT2010-03-25 14:20:54 GMT
    Thursday, March 25 2010 3:19 PM EDT2010-03-25 19:19:01 GMT
    A special panel of federal judges is being asked Thursday to consolidate before a single court dozens of proposed class-action lawsuits filed by Toyota owners who say the value of their vehicles has plummeted after millions were recalled for safety fixes. 
  • Toyota names US exec to head quality task force

    Toyota names US exec to head quality task force

    Thursday, March 25 2010 12:09 PM EDT2010-03-25 16:09:56 GMT
    Thursday, March 25 2010 12:10 PM EDT2010-03-25 16:10:33 GMT
    Toyota has named a top executive at its U.S. manufacturing operations to head a North American quality task force as the automaker aims to beef up quality controls following millions of vehicle recalls. 
    Toyota has named a top executive at its U.S. manufacturing operations to head a North American quality task force as the automaker aims to beef up quality controls following millions of vehicle recalls. 
  • NY police agree driver error caused Prius crash

    NY police agree driver error caused Prius crash

    Monday, March 22 2010 3:52 PM EDT2010-03-22 19:52:50 GMT
    Monday, March 22 2010 3:52 PM EDT2010-03-22 19:52:54 GMT
    Police who investigated the crash of a Toyota Prius in the New York suburbs said Monday they agreed with federal regulators that driver error caused it. 
    Police who investigated the crash of a Toyota Prius in the New York suburbs said Monday they agreed with federal regulators that driver error caused it. 
  • Feds: Brakes weren't applied on crashed NY Prius

    Feds: Brakes weren't applied on crashed NY Prius

    Friday, March 19 2010 11:13 AM EDT2010-03-19 15:13:50 GMT
    Friday, March 19 2010 11:15 AM EDT2010-03-19 15:15:27 GMT
    Computer data from a Toyota Prius that crashed in suburban New York City show that at the time of the accident the throttle was open and the driver was not applying the brakes, U.S. safety officials said Thursday. 
  • CHP: Runaway Prius seen with flashing brake lights

    CHP: Runaway Prius seen with flashing brake lights

    Wednesday, March 17 2010 6:58 PM EDT2010-03-17 22:58:57 GMT
    Wednesday, March 17 2010 6:59 PM EDT2010-03-17 22:59:16 GMT
    he California Highway Patrol says an officer who helped guide the driver of a speeding Toyota Prius to safety arrived to find the car's brake lights flashing intermittently and a Border Patrol agent trying to help. 
    he California Highway Patrol says an officer who helped guide the driver of a speeding Toyota Prius to safety arrived to find the car's brake lights flashing intermittently and a Border Patrol agent trying to help. 
  • Toyota casts doubt in Prius case

    Toyota casts doubt in Prius case

    Monday, March 15 2010 10:28 AM EDT2010-03-15 14:28:09 GMT
    Monday, March 15 2010 4:23 PM EDT2010-03-15 20:23:59 GMT
    Toyota cast doubt Monday on a California man's claim that his Prius sped out of control, saying the report is inconsistent with the findings of the company's preliminary investigation. 
    Toyota cast doubt Monday on a California man's claim that his Prius sped out of control, saying the report is inconsistent with the findings of the company's preliminary investigation. 
  • Runaway Prius case presents nagging questions

    Runaway Prius case presents nagging questions

    Friday, March 12 2010 6:41 PM EST2010-03-12 23:41:49 GMT
    Friday, March 12 2010 7:01 PM EST2010-03-13 00:01:52 GMT
    Investigators are confronted with a series of nagging questions as they try to unravel the case of a California real estate agent who said his Toyota Prius turned into a runaway death trap 
    Investigators are confronted with a series of nagging questions as they try to unravel the case of a California real estate agent who said his Toyota Prius turned into a runaway death trap after the gas pedal became stuck. 
  • Toyota 'mystified' by runaway Prius case in San Diego

    Toyota 'mystified' by runaway Prius case in San Diego

    Friday, March 12 2010 11:33 AM EST2010-03-12 16:33:39 GMT
    Friday, March 12 2010 11:37 AM EST2010-03-12 16:37:17 GMT
    A Toyota executive said Thursday the company is "mystified" by a report that a California man's Prius gas pedal became stuck and caused the car to speed out of control on a California freeway. 
    A Toyota executive said Thursday the company is "mystified" by a report that a California man's Prius gas pedal became stuck and caused the car to speed out of control on a California freeway. 
  • Law firm: Prius runaway driver won't sue Toyota

    Law firm: Prius runaway driver won't sue Toyota

    Thursday, March 11 2010 7:25 PM EST2010-03-12 00:25:13 GMT
    Thursday, March 11 2010 7:25 PM EST2010-03-12 00:25:16 GMT
    A law firm for the driver who says his Toyota Prius sped out of control in California doesn't plan to sue the Japanese automaker. 
    A law firm for the driver who says his Toyota Prius sped out of control in California doesn't plan to sue the Japanese automaker. 
  • Do Prius problems extend to county fleet?

    Do Prius problems extend to county fleet?

    Thursday, March 11 2010 3:41 PM EST2010-03-11 20:41:31 GMT
    Thursday, March 11 2010 3:51 PM EST2010-03-11 20:51:36 GMT
    As the safety investigation into the Toyota Prius continues, the county is taking a closer look at its own fleet. 
    As the safety investigation into the Toyota Prius continues, the county is taking a closer look at its own fleet. 
  • Another local driver survives runaway Prius

    Another local driver survives runaway Prius

    Wednesday, March 10 2010 9:06 PM EST2010-03-11 02:06:53 GMT
    Thursday, March 11 2010 2:03 PM EST2010-03-11 19:03:23 GMT
    Another San Diego driver is speaking out about her scary moments at the wheel of a Toyota Prius. 
    Another San Diego driver is speaking out about her scary moments at the wheel of a Toyota Prius. 
  • Feds probe Toyota Prius crash in NYC suburb

    Feds probe Toyota Prius crash in NYC suburb

    Wednesday, March 10 2010 2:10 PM EST2010-03-10 19:10:19 GMT
    Wednesday, March 10 2010 2:10 PM EST2010-03-10 19:10:22 GMT
    Federal safety regulators are gathering information after a suburban New York driver told police that a Toyota Prius accelerated on its own, then lurched down a driveway, across a road and into a stone wall. 
    Federal safety regulators are gathering information after a suburban New York driver told police that a Toyota Prius accelerated on its own, then lurched down a driveway, across a road and into a stone wall. 
  • Runaway Prius driver: Brakes were 'almost burned'

    Runaway Prius driver: Brakes were 'almost burned'

    Tuesday, March 9 2010 1:44 PM EST2010-03-09 18:44:22 GMT
    Wednesday, March 10 2010 11:59 AM EST2010-03-10 16:59:21 GMT
    Before he called 911, James Sikes says he reached down with his hand to loosen the "stuck" accelerator on his 2008 Toyota Prius, his other hand on the steering wheel. 
    Before he called 911, James Sikes says he reached down with his hand to loosen the "stuck" accelerator on his 2008 Toyota Prius, his other hand on the steering wheel. The pedal didn't move. 
  • CHP helps slow runaway Toyota Prius to safe stop in East County

    CHP helps slow runaway Toyota Prius to safe stop in East County

    Monday, March 8 2010 9:06 PM EST2010-03-09 02:06:47 GMT
    Tuesday, March 9 2010 3:45 AM EST2010-03-09 08:45:51 GMT
    A California Highway Patrol officer helped slow a runaway Toyota Prius from 94 mph to a safe stop on Monday after the car's accelerator became stuck on a San Diego County freeway, the CHP said. 
    A California Highway Patrol officer helped slow a runaway Toyota Prius from 94 mph to a safe stop on Monday after the car's accelerator became stuck on a San Diego County freeway, the CHP said. 
  • Toyota's problems loom large even after hearings

    Toyota's problems loom large even after hearings

    Thursday, February 25 2010 10:43 AM EST2010-02-25 15:43:40 GMT
    Thursday, February 25 2010 10:44 AM EST2010-02-25 15:44:45 GMT
    Even as Toyota CEO Akio Toyoda wrapped up a grueling appearance before Congress, the head of the world's largest automaker wasn't leaving his problems behind. 
  • Toyota apologizes for handling of safety issues

    Toyota apologizes for handling of safety issues

    Tuesday, February 23 2010 10:48 AM EST2010-02-23 15:48:53 GMT
    Tuesday, February 23 2010 2:53 PM EST2010-02-23 19:53:11 GMT
    The president of Toyota's U.S. operations apologized Tuesday but insisted that electronic problems did not contribute to sudden acceleration of its cars. 
    The president of Toyota's U.S. operations apologized Tuesday but insisted that electronic problems did not contribute to sudden acceleration of its cars. 
  • Toyota receives grand jury subpoena for documents

    Toyota receives grand jury subpoena for documents

    Monday, February 22 2010 12:54 PM EST2010-02-22 17:54:23 GMT
    Monday, February 22 2010 12:54 PM EST2010-02-22 17:54:29 GMT
    Federal prosecutors have opened a criminal investigation into Toyota's safety problems. 
    Federal prosecutors have opened a criminal investigation into Toyota's safety problems, the company acknowledged Monday as it prepared to answer questions on Capitol Hill about its widespread vehicle recalls. 
  • House committee postpones Toyota hearing

    House committee postpones Toyota hearing

    Tuesday, February 9 2010 11:50 AM EST2010-02-09 16:50:49 GMT
    Tuesday, February 9 2010 11:52 AM EST2010-02-09 16:52:18 GMT
    A congressional hearing into Toyota's massive recalls has been postponed because of a snowstorm expected to hit the capital beginning Tuesday. 
  • Family of LA woman killed in crash sues Toyota

    Family of LA woman killed in crash sues Toyota

    Friday, February 5 2010 10:52 AM EST2010-02-05 15:52:18 GMT
    Friday, February 5 2010 10:52 AM EST2010-02-05 15:52:21 GMT
    Toyota is now facing a lawsuit in Los Angeles over another faulty gas pedal. 
    Toyota is now facing a lawsuit in Los Angeles over another faulty gas pedal. 
  • Report: Toyota to recall Prius hybrid in US, Japan

    Report: Toyota to recall Prius hybrid in US, Japan

    Thursday, February 4 2010 7:54 PM EST2010-02-05 00:54:55 GMT
    Thursday, February 4 2010 7:54 PM EST2010-02-05 00:54:58 GMT
    A leading newspaper says Toyota Motor Corp. will recall 270,000 Prius hybrid vehicles over brake problems in the United States and Japan. 
    A leading newspaper says Toyota Motor Corp. will recall 270,000 Prius hybrid vehicles over brake problems in the United States and Japan. 
  • Toyota says Prius had brake design problems

    Toyota says Prius had brake design problems

    Thursday, February 4 2010 10:14 AM EST2010-02-04 15:14:56 GMT
    Thursday, February 4 2010 10:16 AM EST2010-02-04 15:16:28 GMT
    Toyota acknowledged that it has begun fixing problems with the brakes in its prized Prius, but remains undecided about a recall, adding to the catalog of safety woes — and muddled responses — at the Japanese automaker. 
  • Recalled Vehicles: Toyota Halts Sales Of Some Cars

    Recalled Vehicles: Toyota Halts Sales Of Some Cars

    Tuesday, January 26 2010 6:32 PM EST2010-01-26 23:32:42 GMT
    Wednesday, January 27 2010 12:30 PM EST2010-01-27 17:30:17 GMT
    Toyota announced today that it is halting sales of eight vehicle models as it works to correct a problem with sticking accelerator pedals in some models. The company, whose North American headquarters 
  • Toyota recalls 110,000 Tundras; will replace gas pedals on other models

    Toyota recalls 110,000 Tundras; will replace gas pedals on other models

    Wednesday, November 25 2009 1:47 PM EST2009-11-25 18:47:51 GMT
    Wednesday, November 25 2009 1:47 PM EST2009-11-25 18:47:51 GMT
    Toyota says it is recalling about 110,000 Tundra vehicles sold in the United States because of a corrosion issue and that it will replace gas pedals on 3.8 million previously recalled vehicles. 
    Toyota says it is recalling about 110,000 Tundra vehicles sold in the United States because of a corrosion issue and that it will replace gas pedals on 3.8 million previously recalled vehicles to address sudden acceleration problems. 
  • Govt criticizes Toyota press release on floor mats

    Govt criticizes Toyota press release on floor mats

    Wednesday, November 4 2009 9:05 PM EST2009-11-05 02:05:58 GMT
    Wednesday, November 4 2009 9:06 PM EST2009-11-05 02:06:02 GMT
    Toyota Motor Corp. released misleading information about an investigation into problems with stuck gas pedals that led to a massive Toyota recall 
    Toyota Motor Corp. released misleading information about an investigation into problems with stuck gas pedals that led to a massive Toyota recall, the government said Wednesday, stressing the issue is still under review by federal safety regulators. 
  • Toyota warns vehicle owners about floor mats

    Toyota warns vehicle owners about floor mats

    Monday, November 2 2009 9:35 PM EST2009-11-03 02:35:56 GMT
    Monday, November 2 2009 9:35 PM EST2009-11-03 02:35:56 GMT
    Toyota said today it has begun mailing letters to owners of certain Toyota and Lexus models regarding the potential for an unsecured or incompatible driver's floor mat. 
    Toyota said today it has begun mailing letters to owners of certain Toyota and Lexus models regarding the potential for an unsecured or incompatible driver's floor mat to interfere with the accelerator pedal and cause it to become stuck. 
  • 'Runaway cars' may be a widespread problem for Toyota, Lexus owners

    'Runaway cars' may be a widespread problem for Toyota, Lexus owners

    Monday, October 19 2009 9:54 AM EDT2009-10-19 13:54:06 GMT
    Monday, October 19 2009 9:54 AM EDT2009-10-19 13:54:06 GMT
    The deaths of an off-duty CHP officer and his family in a runaway Lexus, its brakes on fire, point to a troubling possibility that millions of Toyota and Lexus autos on American roads have serious throttle control problems. 
    The deaths of an off-duty California Highway Patrol officer and his family in a runaway Lexus, its brakes on fire, point to a troubling possibility that millions of Toyota and Lexus autos on American roads have serious throttle control problems. 
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    Toyota to recall 3.8M cars after deadly Santee crash

    Toyota to recall 3.8M cars after deadly Santee crash

    Tuesday, September 29 2009 6:22 PM EDT2009-09-29 22:22:37 GMT
    Wednesday, September 30 2009 11:07 AM EDT2009-09-30 15:07:28 GMT
    Toyota Motor Corp. said Tuesday it will recall 3.8 million vehicles in the United States. 
    The 911 call was from a frantic passenger, trapped with family members in a runaway vehicle barreling down a California highway with a stuck accelerator and no brakes. The call ended with someone telling people in the car to hold on and pray, followed by a woman's scream.  
  • Toyota orders inspections after deadly Santee crash

    Toyota orders inspections after deadly Santee crash

    Wednesday, September 30 2009 10:49 AM EDT2009-09-30 14:49:49 GMT
    Wednesday, September 30 2009 10:49 AM EDT2009-09-30 14:49:52 GMT
    Toyota has ordered dealers to inspect their cars after a floor mat was suspected of snaring the accelerator pedal of a Lexus that crashed in San Diego County and killed four. 
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