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    Report: First Toyota unintended acceleration case headed for trial
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    Toyota is going to be back in the spotlight, as the first of its unintended acceleration lawsuits is headed for trial. This case covers a Los Angeles sushi shop owner, Noriko Uno. According to the what the family told The Detroit News, Uno only put about 10,000 miles on her 2006 Toyota Camry in ...

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    Report: Ford faces class-action lawsuit for selling vehicles without brake override systems
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    A total of 20 Ford customers are suing the automaker in a class-action lawsuit for selling vehicles "vulnerable to unintended acceleration." According to Reuters, the suit names 30 models built between 2002 and 2010 with electronic throttle control systems but without a brake override system. ...

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    Official: Hyundai announces standard brake-override for all models
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    Always looking for ways to one-up its Japanese competitors, Hyundai has announced that a brake override system will be standard equipment on its full line of vehicles, starting this month. Truth be told, every 2012 Hyundai model save for the Elantra Touring already had a brake override system ...

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    Podcast: Autoblog Podcast #278
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    Dart pricing, non-retro Mustang, Impala SS, brake override mandate Episode #278 of the Autoblog Podcast is here, and this week, Chris, Dan, and Zach are joined by David Kiley of Autoblog and AOL Autos to chat about Dodge Dart pricing, the next Ford Mustang shying away from retro styling, ...

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    AP: Seven insurance companies sue Toyota over unintended acceleration-related claims
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    Can't say we didn't see this one coming... According to the Associated Press, seven insurance companies* are suing Toyota in California court for damages in excess of $230,000. We suspect that figure could rise, as it's derived from just 14 of the alleged 725 total accidents the insurers claim ...

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    By the Numbers: Your statistical chance of dying in an unrepaired recalled Toyota
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    Lexus Safety Experience – Click above for high-res image gallery
    Toyota has recalled and fixed over five million cars. The entire Toyota and Lexus lineup will feature the company's new Smart-Stop brake override system for the 2011 model year. Yet the automaker still faces criticism that it ...

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    Autoblog gets seat and simulation time with Toyota's newest safety technology [w/video]
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    Inside Toyota's Higashi-Fuji tech center – Click above for high-res image gallery
    Sitting in the shadow of Mount Fuji, Toyota's Higashi-Fuji technical center is part proving grounds and part engineering center. But unlike most facilities, Higashi-Fuji includes an array of engineering and ...

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    Analysis: Company offers aftermarket brake override for Toyotas
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    With all the news reports about issues with unintended acceleration in Toyotas in recent months, it was only a matter of time before an aftermarket company stepped up with a purported solution. Santa Barbara-based Solutions Group Inc. is now marketing a device called the Decelerator, which they ...

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    GM will have brake override on every automatic transmission vehicle by 2012
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    If there's a silver lining in the rash of unintended acceleration claims that have popped up against Toyota as of late, it's that manufacturers from around the world are beginning to think about incorporating brake override systems in their products. General Motors has just announced that all of ...

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    Video: Consumer Reports makes the case for brake override for all
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    Click on the image above to watch the video after the jump
    We've seen demonstrations that show how to stop a vehicle experiencing unintended acceleration before, but this newest video from Consumer Reports demonstrates just how crucial a brake override function can be in stopping a throttle ...

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    Mazda reportedly adding brake override systems to all future models
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    2010 Mazda6 – Click above for high-res image gallery
    According to a recent report, Mazda will be installing brake override systems on all of its models in the near future. Whenever that happens, the brake will automatically get priority over the accelerator in a situation where both of them ...

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    Toyota adds more models to list getting brake override systems
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    While all Toyota and Lexus models are expected to be sold with brake override systems by the end of 2010, there are still plenty in customers' hands that don't have the feature. A brake override system will effectively cut engine power if it senses the brake and gas pedals are being pressed at ...

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    BREAKING: Toyota said to install brake override systems in all cars by end of 2010
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    From the "things that should probably already be there" file comes the announcement that Toyota will be installing brake override systems in response to recent incidents of runaway cars. Toyota North America president Yoshi Inaba told Automotive News that the system will force the engine into ...

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