Toyota Asks For Lawsuits To Be Dropped

By Posted 16 Sep 2010, 13:54

In a bid to regain some of its composure, after the wash of much reported unintended acceleration issues with its range. Toyota has appealed to a United States judge to dismiss a large majority of pending lawsuits, stating that they are based on anecdotal and circumstantial information.

With over 300 lawsuits ranging from personal injury to economic loss, to date this year, the auto manufacturer has already recalled eight million vehicles across the world for issues such as the entrapment of the accelerator pedal.

Pre-trial rulings have seen some lawsuits merged together attacking the companies marketed values of the quality and safety of its vehicles. Documents provided state that “The defects causing unintended acceleration have caused defective vehicles’ values to plummet.” In answer to this Toyota has said that any advertisement claims are opinion and should be taken as such. In the court papers the automaker claims that they cannot be held liable for misrepresentation and that they would have had no exclusive knowledge of any defects.

For more on Toyota’s latest recall developments check out Autoblog.

Source: Bloomberg

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