Suit Demands Toyota, Ford Fix Keyless Fobs' Deadly Risk

Law360, New York (August 26, 2015, 2:36 PM EDT) -- Drivers alleging that a flaw in the design of keyless fob systems has led to 13 documented deaths from carbon monoxide poisoning slammed Toyota Motor Sales USA Inc., Ford Motor Co. and several others with a first-of-its-kind proposed class action Wednesday in California federal court.

  Keyless-ignition fobs, top, that can start a car remotely can create the false impression that they can also shut off a car remotely, without pressing the start-stop button, a new lawsuit claims. (Credit: Court Documents) The plaintiffs claim that reasonable drivers misunderstand that keyless-ignition fobs do not turn their vehicles engines off, which can lead...

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