Toyota May Be Sanctioned Due to Inspection of Crash Vehicle
Toyota may be sanctioned due to inspection of the crash vehicle in the first national sudden acceleration court case. Toyota received a tentative sanction from Judge Selna of the Central District of California federal court because it inspected the vehicle of a fatal car crash without contacting the victims' lawyer. The judge stated that it "cast a cloud of suspicion" over Toyota even though there was no evidence of impropriety.
Toyota currently faces nearly 200 lawsuits across the country. CNN reported in March that Toyota withheld a key document from federal investigators showing the it was aware of the sudden acceleration problem before it went to market.