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.
A federal judge is expected to formally approve a $1.6 billion settlement Friday in the class-action lawsuit against Toyota over sudden-acceleration problems.
Toyota Motor Corp. said Wednesday it is recalling about 242,000 of its Prius and Lexus hybrid vehicles due to problems with their braking systems.
Six automakers, including Toyota, Honda and Nissan, are recalling nearly 3.4 million older-model vehicles worldwide because of defective air bags that can send shrapnel flying into the passenger compartment.
Toyota Motor Corp. is recalling 209,000 FJ Cruiser SUVs because their front seatbelt retractors could fall off.
The South Bay economy is heavily impacted by the U.S. headquarters for two automakers, Honda and Toyota, both in Torrance.
A U.S. District Court judge in California has given preliminary approval to a $1 billion-plus settlement with Toyota Motor Corp. in cases involving unintended acceleration problems in its vehicles.
Toyota Motor Corp. said Wednesday it has reached a settlement worth more than $1 billion in a case involving unintended acceleration problems in its vehicles.
Toyota Motor Company has been hit with a record fine by the government for delayed safety reports, announced Tuesday by the U.S. Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
Toyota has announced a recall of more than seven million vehicles with potential problems with the driver’s power window switch.
A full-size pickup truck will share the spotlight with the Space Shuttle Endeavour during its 12-mile trek through the streets of Los Angeles next week.
The arraignment for a DUI suspect accused of plowing into a taco truck and killing two people was postponed Tuesday.
“My two and a half year-old daughter always thinks that every Prius is daddy’s car.” – Ken and his Toyota Prius
“I ran out of gas for the first time–in a Prius!” – David and his Toyota Prius