Monday, December 21, 2009

Lawsuit Blames Toyota Defect for Deaths

A lawsuit has been filed against automaker Toyota, claiming that defects in the acceleration systems of the company’s Toyota and Lexus automobiles have been responsible for a number of injuries and deaths.

Plaintiffs Chris Chan Park and Seong Bae Choi claim that thousands of the automaker’s Lexus and Toyota vehicles have defects that may result in unintended rapid acceleration under certain driving conditions. It is thought that the problem was a contributing factor in an August crash in San Diego that resulted in the deaths of a family of four, including an off-duty California Highway Patrol officer.

Toyota has asked car owners to remove the floor mat from the driver’s side of their vehicles, but has continued to deny that an underlying system defect may be to blame.

The current suit will determine whether class-action status will be granted in the case.

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