Better economic times prompt buyers to like more expressive colors.
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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.
The auto industry disruptions triggered by Japan’s earthquake and tsunami will worsen in the coming weeks.
Toyota Motor Corp. is asking a federal court in California to throw out lawsuits over acceleration defects in its cars, saying many of the plaintiffs never identified any defect or experienced sudden, unintended acceleration.