Allstate suing Toyota in gas pedal cases

Toyota is being sued by yet another entity with regard to faulty gas pedals; Allstate Insurance Co. has filed suit alleging that clients of the insurer were involved in collisions resulting from faulty gas pedals and other defects in their Toyotas. Allstate announced Monday that it was seeking $3 million from the world”s leading auto manufacturer.

In a statement regarding the suit, Toyota Motor Sales USA said the following, “While we have not seen the complaint, based on reports we believe the unfounded allegations in this suit have no basis.”

Toyota has recalled more than 9 million vehicles worldwide for problems related to unintended acceleration, with most recalled vehicles in the U.S. The company revealed on Monday that its U.S. dealers have provided fixes to around 3.7 million vehicles which were recalled. Executives reiterated that in all of its repairs and investigations to this point, they have not found one single case of unintended acceleration coming from any problem with the electronic throttle control system.

Toyota is increasing the scope and speed with which it responds to complaints of unintended acceleration. “Our goal is to set new, even higher standards for quality assurance and customer responsiveness in both the factory and the market,” said Steve St. Angelo, Toyota”s chief quality officer for North America.

– By: Stephen Calogera

Source: Detroit News