The Consumer Products Safety Commission (CPSC) has reported that Toyota has settled two high-profile cases involving sudden unintended acceleration that had been set for trial in February. The two cases involved in the recent settlement were a lemon law claim brought by a retired police officer in Los Angeles and a wrongful death claim by the family of a driver and passenger killed when their 2008 Camry accelerated and crashed into a wall in Utah. These settlements came a few weeks after Toyota agreed to the $1 billion settlement in which it installed a brake-override system in over 3 million cars, created a $250 million fund to compensate owners who aren’t eligible for the override system, and created a separate $250 million fund to compensate owners who lost value in their vehicles due to bad publicity.
The next potential trial is set for April 15 in Los Angeles. It involves a woman claiming that her 2006 Camry suddenly accelerated, hit a telephone pole, flipped over, and crashed into a tree.
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