LOS ANGELES (AP) — New court documents filed in a case against Toyota Motor Corp. claim the auto giant bought back cars with sudden acceleration defects and failed to report the problem to federal regulators.

The allegations made in court documents filed Wednesday also say Toyota compelled car owners to sign confidentiality agreements that prevented them from speaking publicly about sudden acceleration in their vehicles.

Hundreds of lawsuits were filed against Toyota after the automaker began recalling millions of vehicles because of acceleration problems in several models and brake glitches with the Prius hybrid.

All of the cases were consolidated and assigned to a federal judge in Southern California.

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Comments (5)
  1. Rene says:

    I don”t care what you say about Toyota cars, but all Toyota are a good buy. Dependable, reliable, and very economical cars.

    1. Jason says:

      I don’t care about your life either.

  2. ES says:

    not to mention they make great DEATH TRAPS!

  3. Leandre says:

    I have a Convertible Toyota Solara and I ABSOLUTELY LOVE MY CAR. This is the best car I have ever owned and I am already saving for my next Toyota. I Love Love Love TOYOTA!!!!!!!!!!!!

  4. Shannon Brown says:

    Every carmaker has its problems. But I agree, Toyota has the fewest. Still the best bang for your buck. You guys remember the exploding Ford Exploders.

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