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Toyota sudden acceleration “bellwether” case starts

Posted on July 29, 2013 2:28 pm under Car Accidents

The trial for Noriko Uno, who was killed in a 2009 accident after her Camry suddenly speed up unintentionally, began on Monday, July 22 with jury selection. This trial is acting as the “bellwether” case for the many claims facing Toyota regarding certain vehicles’ sudden acceleration.

The Uno trial will largely focus on why Camrys sold in the U.S. did not have a device to control acceleration when the gas and brake pedals were stepped on at the same time. While claimants have argued that a defect in the electronic throttle control system was the cause of the Toyota vehicles’ sudden acceleration, Toyota, on the other hand, has maintained that Noriko’s Camry was equipped with an advanced braking system and no vehicle defect was associated with her death.

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