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Junkyard Gem: 1987 Audi 5000 S

A rare 5000 from the post-unintended acceleration era.

Known as the Audi 100 outside of the United States, the 5000 sold pretty well — until 1986. Here's one of the 1987 models that sold, even after the "60 Minutes" report that doomed the model, found in a San Francisco Bay Area wrecking yard.

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Junkyard Gem: 1987 Audi 5000

The notorious 5000 of the 60 Minutes debacle was an automatic. This one is a manual.

The Audi 5000 with automatic transmission was the car that brought the term "sudden unintended acceleration" into everyday use. Here's a rare 5-speed-equipped example in a Denver wrecking yard.

Safety Agency Studying Toyota Acceleration Problem

NHTSA inquiry covers about 1.69 million of the Corolla compact cars from the 2006 to 2010 model years

A U.S. safety agency is looking into a consumer's petition alleging that older Toyota Corollas can accelerate unexpectedly at low speeds and cause crashes.

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Unintended acceleration settlement hits Toyota's Q4 bottom line

Depending on how you want to look at things, the US Attorney's Office $1.2-billion dollar settlement with Toyota in March over its unintended acceleration recall was either a big blow to the company or completely inconsequential. From January to March, net income fell five percent to 297 billion yen ($2.89 billion), compared to 313

U.S. and Toyota Reach Settlement Over Safety Problems Disclosure

The criminal investigation focused on Toyota's reporting of unintended acceleration problems

The U.S. has reached a $1.2 billion settlement with Toyota Motor Corp., concluding a four-year criminal investigation into the Japanese automaker's disclosure of safety problems, according to a person close to the investigation.

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Toyota nearing $1B settlement of unintended acceleration criminal probe

According to those all-too-nebulous "people familiar with the matter," Toyota is close to a settlement with the US federal government to end a criminal probe over its long-running unintended acceleration fiasco. Though Toyota has never admitted guilt, the deal could reportedly crest a billion dollars and would likely include a criminal deferred prosecution agreement, and while we're not legal

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