Class Actions Over Toyota Accelerator Recalls Pile Up

Law360, New York (February 8, 2010, 5:52 PM EST) -- Amid recalls of millions of Toyota Motor Corp. vehicles over sticky accelerator pedals and reports that brake problems could lead to another recall of its hybrids as soon as Tuesday, the Japanese automaker now faces more than 30 proposed class actions in North America over its electronic throttle system.

Since Jan. 22 — the day after Toyota recalled more than 2.3 million cars in the U.S. because of unintended acceleration — U.S. and Canadian Toyota customers have hit the company with at least 33 suits for...
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