Authored By: Candace Whitman
According to a recent article on Yahoo Finance, a class-action lawsuit has been filed against Toyota by vehicle owners affected by a brake defect. This brake defect affects hundreds of thousands of Toyota Avalon, Camry and Prius models, according to Hagens Berman, the law firm representing the case.
The defect causes the brakes to periodically fail, particularly when driving over uneven or slick surfaces, although the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has reported the defect leading to crashes in other conditions as well.
Toyota is failing to take responsibility for this extremely dangerous defect. The named plaintiff reported that after experiencing the defect, she went to the dealership and was told they would not inspect the vehicle without charge unless she had a recall notice.
The lawsuit seeks “both monetary reimbursement for those who purchased or leased an affected Avalon, Camry or Prius, and also seeks action from the court barring Toyota from continuing to sell vehicles with the defective braking system.”
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