Toyota Misled Buyers Of Pre-Crash Safety System, Suit Says

Law360, New York (October 9, 2013, 12:57 PM EDT) -- Toyota Motor Corp. was hit Tuesday with a proposed class action alleging the company markets its “pre-collision system” in its Priuses and other vehicles as an accident mitigation system when it actually provides no real safety benefit.

Plaintiffs Tae Hee Lee and Alan Quan said in their complaint that the system, which is an option available for the Prius V and other models, supposedly provides automatic braking when the vehicle’s radar system determines that a frontal collision is unavoidable, but they allege the system is ineffective....
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