Toyota Not Guilty in Unintended Acceleration Trial
Toyota won today an unintended acceleration case in Superior Court in Los Angeles, as a jury in the first bellwether trial in the Judicial Council Coordinated Proceeding (JCCP) rejected claims that a 2006 Camry model involved in a fatal crash in 2009 was defective because it lacked a brake override system.
“We sympathize with anyone in an accident involving one of our vehicles as well as the family and friends of Noriko Uno.” said Toyota in a statement. “Regarding the verdict, we are gratified that the jury concluded the design of the 2006 Camry did not contribute to this unfortunate accident, affirming the same conclusion we reached after more than three years of careful investigation – that there was nothing wrong with the vehicle at issue in this case. As an important bellwether in these consolidated state proceedings, we believe this verdict sets a significant benchmark by helping further confirm that Toyota vehicles are safe with or without brake override.”