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This is nothing more than a giant scam for trial lawyers, who stand to make millions for nothing. So-called 'sudden acceleration' is a hoax that has never been scientifically proven, despite numerous investigations. The only documented cases were due to double floor mats, and a couple mechanical defects. Even the NHTSA govt. agency ruled there was no such thing, and the cases were actually 'driver error'. Drivers hit the gas, thinking they were hitting the brakes. Examination of some vehicles' black boxes (data recorders) proved this. Also, some major car magazines ran tests on proving grounds, whereby they rigged cars to accelerate fully, and in every case, the vehicles' brakes were able to stop the cars easily, even under full acceleration. Many claimed that their cars 'cruise control' caused sudden acceleration, but again, this could never be proven, and many made such claims on Toyotas WIHTOUT cruise control. Just another perfect example of trial lawyers having a field day, forcing companies to 'settle' to avoid possible higher court judgments. What a scam.
minn12 - Agreed, add to it right here in MPLS we had someone get off on a Felony because of Toyota hysteria. The model Toyota he was driving did not even have computer controlled fuel injection, but instead was an older model with direct mechanical control.
I agree with minn12, the Trial Lawyers are gonna have a field day with this. Lawyers have destroyed this Country. I have owned Toyota's my whole life and it's the ONLY vehicle I will ever buy, they are the most reliable, dependable and you can't beat the resale on them
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