Toyota lawsuits focus on lack of brake override
Posted: Tue Jan 04, 2011 9:28 am
Jan 4, 2011: Toyota sudden-acceleration lawsuits focus on lack of brake override
- Attorneys suing the automaker change their strategy, no longer planning to build their cases around potential flaws in electronic throttle control systems.
The strategy may reflect the difficulty plaintiffs may have proving that electronic defects exist.
Other carmakers including Nissan, Volkswagen, BMW and Chrysler have been using brake override for years. Plaintiffs' lawyers said that fact, combined with statistics from government safety databases showing lower levels of sudden-acceleration complaints for vehicles with brake override, will be central to their cases.