• Mar 29, 2011
According to a new Bloomberg report, jury selection has commenced in a lawsuit against Toyota stemming from the unintended acceleration debacle. Amir Sitafalwalla sued Toyota in 2008, claiming that his 2005 Scion accelerated uncontrollably and only stopped when he hit a tree.

This is the first unintended acceleration case to reach trial after Toyota recalled millions of vehicles in 2009 to fix the unintended acceleration. Sitafalwalla's case goes to trial in Central Islip, Long Island later this month.

[Source: Bloomberg]


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      • 3 Years Ago
      Do your homework, there were several recalls in 2010. There was not just the one regarding Toyota. In regards to your precious Mercedes, they recalled around 85,000 vehicles for power steering failure. Renault had to recall 60-some-odd thousand vehicles for the parking brake applying itself on its own, and let's be honest, no one drives Renaults in the US.

      I don't care what you drive, but there's no reason to call me or other Toyota owners "stupid."
        • 3 Years Ago
        This was meant as a reply to "Carfan"
      • 3 Years Ago
      Prob was doing some street racing and crashed.

      people don't learn what Neutral is for anymore?
        • 3 Years Ago
        Let the jury decide!
        • 3 Years Ago
        Toyota Lawyer: Sir did you at any time consider putting the car into the giant N position? That stands for Neutral by the way.

        After the person's answer which will most likely be no, the lawyer should say "Case closed!". Also Toyota should file a counter suit to recover lawyer and court cost's. That would see how much this guy and his lawyer feel this case holds water.
      • 3 Years Ago
      Give 'em the chair!
        • 3 Years Ago
        Good, I hope Toyota pays up for their crappy engineering at the expense of American lives.
        • 3 Years Ago
        If they gave the chair for all the lies FT has told he'd still be smoldering.
        • 3 Years Ago
        LMAO! As if you had to change your handle because of internet providers! LOL! We all know why you HAD to change your handle. Don't worry nobody takes you seriously with this handle either:)
        • 3 Years Ago
        I changed my handle only because I changed internet providers. You, on the other hand, still lie.
      • 3 Years Ago
      like when will people stop trying to take advantage of Toyota even NASA said it was probably driver error..... and really its been said before just put it in neutral .
        • 3 Years Ago
        You definitely started your sentence with the word, "like."
      • 3 Years Ago
      Already has been debunked.
      • 3 Years Ago
      Between Toyota being exposed for the liars they are last year and the destruction of their auto manufacturing capability and the fact that nobody wants to purchased irradiated products, I think it's safe to say Toyota will lose its spot as the #1 volume automobile manufacturer and continue to fade away into automotive history.
      • 3 Years Ago
      I have a 2005 Scion. It has a mechanical throttle cable, not an e-throttle. End of story.
        • 3 Years Ago
        The tC has an electronic throttle.
      • 3 Years Ago
      I have had a few Toyotas, and although mine have not been exiting, You can't beat the dependability and quality, and I got exactly what I expected. This lawsuit is a gnat on Toyota's arm, and I am sure Toyota is used to defending themselves well.
      • 3 Years Ago
      one question to the toyota "aficionados" (lol)
      Why did it happen to toyotas only and not to mercedes or let's say renault!?
      Are you telling me that toyota drivers are morons?...maybe that's the answer, maybe toyota drivers are stupid! CASE CLOSED!!
        • 3 Years Ago
        Last I recall, no vehicles exported were considered to have been exposed to radiation. Had you done any homework, you would know Toyotas are built in 26 countries other than Japan. There are nine here in the United States. Again showing that cars are not and will not glow green with radiation. Also, I would hardly say their manufacturing capability has faced "destruction." While parts may be less available, vehicles are still being made. Even limited production of hybrids continues in Japan. American companies such as Ford and GM have seen slow downs as well, it's not only affecting Toyota.

        Toyota throughout its history has consistently made quality vehicles. Last I checked the Corolla is still the best selling car of all time. I won't speak negatively about other car makers, but I feel Toyota has done more than enough to prove itself a manufacturer of quality products.
        • 3 Years Ago
        this was meant for "Wally"
      • 3 Years Ago
      don't care anymore...
      • 3 Years Ago
      I myself owned and still own 2 Toyotas, but still if a car sudden accelerates and the car is put to neutral when is going foward what help is that going to do in slowing the vehicle way down, really. Did you know you can push a car in the neutral position? Anyways, a car should not suddenly accelerate, if the car that was purchased sudden accelerates then crashes is the owners responsibility to seek action. I bet that that owner called toyota, and toyota said that they can't do nothing about it since the car was not in recall, so the person seeked a lawyer like anyone else who smart enough will do. Yeah the car wasn't on recall, so what, sudden acceleration still could happen, and do I trust NASA's investigation on the sudden acceleration case, well no, NASA RIGHT NOW IS MONEY HUNGRY, since the US Goverment cut their fundings. I could bet that Toyota gave them millions to find nothing, and toyota will not lose billions.
      • 3 Years Ago
      The horse is dead

      The horse is rotting

      The dog now eating the horse

      The dog ......
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