Toyota Unintended Acceleration Recall

Toyota Unintended Acceleration
Nearly 4 million North American Toyota & Lexus Vehicles Affected

December 13, 2013: Toyota and its lawyers are in an "intensive settlement process" to resolve lawsuits claiming the company's vehicles suddenly accelerated, causing injuries and in some cases death.

This move towards settlement comes less than two months after Toyota lost its first trial in a lawsuit which claimed an electronic defect can cause its vehicles to speed up uncontrollably. Toyota settled after an Oklahoma City jury ordered the company to pay $3 million.


A Flury of Recalls

In September 209 Toyota recalled 3.8 million Toyota and Lexus vehicles because of a defect that might cause the floor mats to jam under the accelerator pedals. From 2009-2010 the number of recalled vehicles topped 10 million vehicles, with Toyota eventually issing a recall for the pedals themselves.

It's believed unintended acceleration in Toyota vehicles may have been involved in the deaths of 89 people over the past decade.

Owners of late model Toyota or Lexus vehicles should have already received their recall notices.

Scary Complaints Start Pouring In

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration said that from 2000 to mid-May, it had received more than 6,200 complaints involving sudden acceleration in Toyota vehicles.

Similarly, the CarComplaints.com network started receiving numerous first-hand accounts and photos regarding the issue.

"As I applied the brakes prior to reaching the cement parking stop I heard and felt a quick surge from the engine. My first thought was to hit the brake and try to get the transmission in park. No way! The car quickly jumped the cement parking stop like a bucking bull."

donaldj
Orange, CA

Affected Models

Make Model Years
Lexus ES 350 2007–2010
  IS 250 2006–2010
  IS 350 2006–2010
Toyota Avalon 2005 2010
  Prius 2004–2009
  Tacoma 2005–2010
  Tundra 2007–2010

Actions You Can Take

This step is crucial, don't just complain on forums! The sites below will actively manage your complaints and turn them into useful statistics. Both CarComplaints.com and the CAS will report dangerous trends to the authorities and are often called upon by law firms for help with Class Action lawsuits. Make sure to file your complaint on all three sites, we can't stress that enough.

  1. Step 1: File Your Complaint at CarComplaints.com

    CarComplaints.com is a free site dedicated to uncovering problem trends and informing owners about potential issues with their cars. Major class action law firms use this data when researching cases. Add a Complaint

  2. Step 2: Notify the Center for Auto Safety

    The Center for Auto Safety (CAS) is a pro-consumer organization that researches auto safety issues & often compels the US government to do the right thing through lobbying & lawsuits. Notify the CAS

  3. Step 3: Report a Safety Concern to NHTSA

    The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) is the US agency with the authority to conduct vehicle defect investigations & force recalls. Their focus is on safety-related issues. Report to NHTSA

Share Your Complaint

Add Your Complaint

Join thousands of frustrated car owners who have voiced their opinion and notified other consumers of issues at CarComplaints.com.

Toyota Customer Assistance Center

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