Noriko Uno’s case is the first to go to trial in a proceeding that could determine whether Toyota Motor Corp. should be held liable for sudden unintended acceleration in its vehicles — a claim made by motorists that plagued the Japanese automaker and led to lawsuits, settlements and recalls of millions of its cars and SUVs.
Nobody hurt; and because it happened on private property, apparently, the driver didn’t even get a ticket. Sweet.
The government on Tuesday plans to release the findings of its investigation into reports of sudden acceleration in Toyota vehicles.
Toyota Motor Corp. has settled a lawsuit brought by relatives of four family members killed in a high-speed crash near San Diego that galvanized attention around safety flaws of Toyotas and led to the recalls of millions of cars.