Sunday, October 18, 2015

Maybe it's not PEDAL CONFUSION after all

When Bret Quinlan's TOYOTA CAMRY surged out of control, he struck a building.

This is an excerpt of the press release from Mr. Quinlan's attorney: 

However, in March 2014, Toyota entered into a deferred prosecution agreement with the United States Department of Justice in which the company admitted that it mislead consumers by concealing and making deceptive statements about safety issues affecting its vehicles that caused types of unintended acceleration. Toyota subsequently agreed to pay a $1.2 billion financial penalty – to date the largest imposed on a motor vehicle manufacturer. Also, recently many damaging Toyota documents have come to light during the course of unintended acceleration jury trials that have cast a dark shadow on Toyota’s actions in terms of what they knew, when they knew, and issues of ETCS defects.

Additionally, after removing the unintended acceleration allegation from his complaint, Quinlan received notice that the Camry was included in a class action lawsuit against Toyota based on the ETCS defect. Further discovery found Toyota had received more than 37,900 complaints concerning the ETCS, which have been installed in Toyota-brand vehicles sold in the United States since 1998.


+ 37,900 complaints ignored by Toyota

Maybe it's not PEDAL CONFUSION after all.