Sudden Acceleration Lawsuits

Braking Problems, Sudden Acceleration and Steering Column Problems Prompt Toyota Recall

Hundreds of thousands of Toyota vehicles are on American roads today, despite quality problems that have dogged various models of Toyota cars for a number of years.

While Toyota maintained for many years that no problem existed with its electric throttle control, Toyota drivers were unsure. Owners of different models of Toyota cars had slightly different problems: some characterized it as sudden acceleration from a sticking accelerator (gas pedal) and others as brake defects. Some Toyota vehicle owners complained that:

  • The floor mat trapped the accelerator in a down position
  • A problem in the steering column affected the driver’s ability to control the vehicle
  • The car suddenly accelerated for no known reason

In some instances, sudden acceleration or loss of control of the Toyota vehicle resulted in injuries and deaths.

Early in 2010, Toyota acknowledged that there may be auto defects in the following models of Toyota cars, all of which were part of a Toyota recall:

  • Avalon (2005-2010)
  • Camry (2007-2010)
  • Corolla (2009-2010)
  • Highlander (2008-2010)
  • Lexus HS 250h, IS 350, IS 250 and ES 350 (2006-2010)
  • Venza (2009-2010)
  • Matrix (2009-2010)
  • Prius (2004-2010)
  • RAV4 (2009-2010)
  • Sequoia (2008-2010)
  • Tacoma (2005-2010)
  • Tundra (2007-2010)

* The above list may not be inclusive of all Toyota vehicles subject to a recall.

class action lawsuit is not yet underway but there have been multiple individual sudden acceleration lawsuits relating to Toyota brake failures and sudden acceleration problems, which led to some Toyota vehicles being recalled.

When defective design, defective manufacture, or defective car parts result in serious injury or death, the auto defect lawyers at Greene Broillet & Wheeler, LLP, have a track record of getting results.

Named the “#1 personal injury law firm in California” by Best Lawyers in America, and a Top Tier national firm in Products Liability by US News and World Reports/ Best Lawyers, Greene Broillet & Wheeler has earned the respect of its peers for the results achieved in court.

If you were in an accident resulting in injuries or fatalities and a Toyota car or SUV was involved, it’s wise to investigate whether sudden acceleration or braking problems played a role in the collision.Contact a Toyota braking problem attorney at our Los Angeles law office. We represent clients in Los Angeles, Southern California, throughout the state and the nation.

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