Suits Over Toyota's Sticky Gas Pedals Accelerate

Law360, New York (February 1, 2010, 7:08 PM EST) -- Toyota Motor Sales USA Inc. announced a remedy Monday for the sticky gas pedals that have forced the recall of millions of its vehicles worldwide, while at least four class actions in North America began the onslaught of related litigation.

Toyota said it had “rigorously tested a solution” involving installing a steel reinforcement bar in the pedal assembly of affected vehicles to get rid of friction that can cause the accelerator pedals to stick or return slowly to the idle position.

Still, the fix has not...
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