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Toyota Trial Update:  Top Executive Focused On Boosting Car Sales

Toyota Trial Update: Top Executive Focused On Boosting Car Sales

August 28, 2013 – 3:07 pm | No Comment

Taking the stand in a first wrongful death case against Toyota for the death of Noriko Uno, the Los Angeles Times reports that the top U.S. executive for Toyota sought to deflect questions on the …

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Toyota Trial Update: Top Executive Focused On Boosting Car Sales

August 28, 2013 – 3:07 pm | No Comment

Toyota Trial Update:  Top Executive Focused On Boosting Car Sales

Taking the stand in a first wrongful death case against Toyota for the death of Noriko Uno, the Los Angeles Times reports that the top U.S. executive for Toyota sought to deflect questions on the technical details of his company’s cars and the costs of installing a safety system that plaintiffs contend could have saved a life. Read the full story »

Family Seek to Hold Toyota Accountable for Fatal Acceleration Accident

August 19, 2013 – 5:51 pm | No Comment
Family Seek to Hold Toyota Accountable for Fatal Acceleration Accident

In the first Toyota sudden acceleration case to go to trial, Jim Lentz, the company’s North America Region CEO, must answer in court questions from plaintiffs’ counsel as to why Toyota failed to install a …

Chrysler Finally Agrees to Recall 2.7 Million Jeeps For Fuel Tank Fire Danger

June 18, 2013 – 2:46 pm | No Comment
Chrysler Finally Agrees to Recall 2.7 Million Jeeps For Fuel Tank Fire Danger

After refusing to issue a recall earlier this month requested by federal regulators due to a fire risk, Chrysler Group announced today a “voluntary campaign” to recall 2.7 million of its 1993-2004 Jeep Grand Cherokees …

NHTSA Calls for Jeep Recall Due to Fire Hazard; Chrysler Refuses to Issue Recall

June 7, 2013 – 10:30 am | No Comment
NHTSA Calls for Jeep Recall Due to Fire Hazard; Chrysler Refuses to Issue Recall

On June 3rd, 2013, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) requested that Chrysler recall 2.7 million Jeeps due to a fire risk in a rear end collision.

Safety Group Calls For Recall of Jeep Grand Cherokees Due To Potential Fire Hazard

May 24, 2013 – 3:41 pm | No Comment
Safety Group Calls For Recall of Jeep Grand Cherokees Due To Potential Fire Hazard

The Center for Auto Safety is urging Chrysler and Fiat to recall five million Jeep Grand Cherokees.

Small SUVs Fail Crash Tests Performed by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety

May 20, 2013 – 3:10 pm | No Comment
Small SUVs Fail Crash Tests Performed by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety

Most of the small SUVs earned poor ratings in at least one of the crash test categories in the latest evaluations rated and reported by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS).

Fatal Limo Fire on San Mateo Bridge Highlights Lack of Safety Features and Regulations for Converted Limousines

May 9, 2013 – 3:54 pm | Comments Off
Fatal Limo Fire on San Mateo Bridge Highlights Lack of Safety Features and Regulations for Converted Limousines

On May 4, 2013, San Mateo County firefighters and California Highway Patrol rushed to the scene of a limousine fire on the San Mateo-Hayward Bridge in Foster City, California.

Death Toll From Unintended Acceleration Accidents Linked To Alleged Defect In Toyota Cars Continues To Rise

April 24, 2013 – 3:31 pm | Comments Off
Death Toll From Unintended Acceleration Accidents Linked To Alleged Defect In Toyota Cars Continues To Rise

Earlier this week, the latest lawsuit against Toyota for sudden, unintended acceleration that led to the death of the driver was filed by the family of Mussarat Chaudhary in California Superior Court.

Motorcycle Deaths Continue to Increase

April 24, 2013 – 3:21 pm | Comments Off
Motorcycle Deaths Continue to Increase

The Governors Highway Safety Association (GHSA) reported more than 5,000 motorcyclist fatalities in the first nine months of 2012 in the U.S. – a sharp contrast from the nationwide decline in overall traffic-related death toll. …

Obama Administration Urged to Take Action on Rearview Cameras in Cars

April 11, 2013 – 1:46 pm | Comments Off
Obama Administration Urged to Take Action on Rearview Cameras in Cars

Parents of children killed in backover incidents and safety groups today joined Representatives Jan Schakowsky (D-IL) and Peter King (R-NY) at a Capitol Hill press event to urge the Obama Administration to release a rear …

Legal Mag Questions Sudden Acceleration “Truths” from Toyota

March 13, 2013 – 5:45 pm | Comments Off
Legal Mag Questions Sudden Acceleration “Truths” from Toyota

Toyota claims its sudden acceleration problems are over. But as reported by Corporate Counsel, some leading automotive experts aren’t buying it.