Toyota Adds 154,000 Cars to 2009 Recall
It's not over: The 2010 Lexus RX is now part of the original floormat recall.
Today, Toyota said it would add two more models to its first recall, the 2010 Lexus RX 350 and RX 450h, to prevent throttles from sticking under poorly placed floormats. Lexus dealers will begin repairs for about 154,000 cars in August. For more information, look up www.lexus.com/recall or call Lexus at 1-800-255-3987.
After the first recalls in 2009 (which continued into 2010), Toyota faced criticism for building cars that could suddenly accelerate out of control. These claims were proven false by government tests and even NASA engineers, although Toyota did have to pay a fine of $16.4 million for reporting the recall too late.
However, that hasn't stopped hundreds of civil suits alleging sudden acceleration and, in some tragic cases, wrongful deaths, that won't begin to go to court until next year, according to Automotive News. Toyota, which has since refused to settle cases, reportedly has so many supporting documents to fight back that they would stack as high as eight Empire State Buildings.
So what is the deal with all these comments from people who are saying their cars have uncontrollably accelerated many times! Are you stupid? You can believe that if my car showed such a deadly sympton ONE time, I would be done.
What will you do if it happens again and you kill someone? I'd like to see you explain to their family that the problem repeatedly happens but you kept driving it anyway.
If I had a gun that accidentally discharged do you think I would continue to use it?
You can't get anyone to buy the Chevy Volt, even with tax incentive bribes!
Chevy Cruze...500,000 recalled, may burst into flames
Chevy Malibu 100,000 recalled, brake failure and rollover risk
Chevy Traverse 250,000 recalled, wiper failures leading to crashes
In case anyone was wondering what was happening over at GM....and they still owe taxpayers money!
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