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Toyota Statement in Response to Exponent Reports on ETCS and EMI

September 24, 2012
Toyota today published Exponent’s comprehensive, independent analysis of the Electronic Throttle Control System with Intelligence (ETCS-i) in Toyota and Lexus vehicles.
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Exponent EMI Report with Appendices

September 24, 2012

Exponent Report on ETCS-i

September 24, 2012

Toyota Statement on the Dismissal of New York and Florida Plaintiffs from the MDL

May 04, 2012
Toyota released the following statement on Judge Selna’s final ruling dismissing certain named economic loss plaintiffs from New York and Florida from the MDL.... more

Toyota Seeks Information on Sean Kane's Activities in Support of Litigation Against the Company

April 10, 2012
Toyota issued the following statement regarding a subpoena it has served to Sean Kane, a consultant to plaintiffs’ counsel, in the ongoing federal Multi-District Litigation related to his research...
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Toyota Responds to CNN Story Tonight

March 01, 2012
In the face of overwhelming scientific evidence to the contrary, CNN has irresponsibly aired a grossly inaccurate segment on Anderson Cooper 360 that attempts to resurrect the discredited, scientifically unproven allegation that there is a hidden defect in Toyota’s electronic throttle control system that can cause unintended acceleration.... more

Fifteen Toyota, Lexus and Scion Vehicles Earn Top Safety Pick Awards

December 15, 2011
December 15, 2011 -- The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) today announced that 15 Toyota, Lexus, and Scion vehicles earned Top Safety Pick awards for the 2012 model year, more than any other automaker.
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Statement from Toyota Motor Sales, U.S.A., Inc., Regarding the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s Five-Star Composite Rating for All-New 2012 Camry

December 07, 2011
We are very pleased that the all-new 2012 Camry has earned a five-star composite safety rating from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). The fact that the Camry earned this five-star overall score after enduring a more rigorous NHTSA testing procedure targeted at raising the bar for overall vehicle safety is testament to the strong design, and safety-focused engineering consumers can expect in the nation’s top-selling car.
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Toyota Wins Dismissal of Foreign Plaintiffs’ Complaints in Multidistrict Litigation

November 30, 2011
November 30, 2011, Torrance, CA—Toyota today announced that it has won dismissal of complaints brought against the Company by foreign plaintiffs from fourteen countries as part of the ongoing federal multidistrict litigation (MDL).
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Toyota Wins Best Automotive Brand in 2012 Kelley Blue Book Resale Value Awards

November 16, 2011
TORRANCE, Calif., Nov. 16, 2011 - - Toyota was named the top brand in 2012 Kelley Blue Book’s kbb.com 2012 Best Resale Value Awards. The awards recognize current and forthcoming vehicles for their projected retained value throughout the first five years of ownership.... more

Lexus Takes Top Honors in Kelley Blue Book’s kbb.com 2012 Best Resale Value Awards for Luxury Brand

November 16, 2011
TORRANCE, Calif., Nov. 15, 2011 – Lexus earned top honors tonight in the Luxury Brand category as Kelley Blue Book, www.kbb.com, announced the winners of its 2012 Best Resale Value Awards.... more

Toyota Statement in Response to Exponent Report on Event Data Recorders

October 13, 2011
Exponent’s Event Data Recorder report is based on extensive testing of a cross-section of Toyota and Lexus models...
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Exponent Report - Appendix C

October 13, 2011

Exponent Report - Testing and Analysis of Toyota Event Data Recorders

October 13, 2011

MDL Judge Grants Toyota’s Request to Seek 9th Circuit Review of Standing of Certain Economic Loss Plaintiffs

July 20, 2011
July 20, 2011 -- Yesterday Judge James Selna certified Toyota’s request for interlocutory appeal to the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals regarding the standing of certain economic loss plaintiffs in federal multidistrict litigation (MDL). In response, the company issued the following statement: ...
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Statement: Response to Choice of Law Memorandum and Hearing

May 16, 2011
"Plaintiffs’ counsels’ attempt to use a few handpicked cases to justify applying California law to consumer claims that have no substantial connection to California is simply a form of forum shopping. Approximately 70 percent of the economic loss cases in this multidistrict litigation were originally filed outside of California, and many of those states’ laws differ significantly from California’s laws...... more

Toyota's Statement: Motion to Dismiss Second Amended Consolidated Complaint

May 16, 2011
"Toyota is pleased that Judge Selna has invited the parties to seek consideration from the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals on key rulings that could have a significant impact on the case. The rulings at issue relate to which plaintiffs have properly presented claims under the US Constitution and California statutes."
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Toyota Wins Key Unintended Acceleration Case

April 01, 2011
Toyota has won a much-anticipated case in U.S. District Court in the Eastern District of New York that was seen as an early indicator of the strength of the legal theories behind current unintended acceleration claims against the Company.... more

Toyota Statement in Response to NHTSA/NASA Study

February 08, 2011
In response to the publication by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) of an extensive review of the electronic throttle control systems in Toyota and Lexus vehicles, conducted with the assistance of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), Steve St. Angelo, Toyota’s Chief Quality Officer for North America, said:
 
“Toyota welcomes the findings of NASA and NHTSA regarding our Electronic Throttle Control System with intelligence (ETCS-i) and we appreciate the thoroughness of their review.  We believe this rigorous scientific analysis by some of America's foremost engineers should further reinforce confidence in the safety of Toyota and Lexus vehicles.  We hope this important study will help put to rest unsupported speculation about Toyota's ETCS-i, which is well-designed and well-tested to ensure that a real world, un-commanded acceleration of the vehicle cannot occur. 
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Toyota Statement Regarding Hearing on Toyota Motions to Dismiss in Multidistrict Litigation

November 19, 2010
Toyota today issued the following statement regarding the hearing on the company’s motions to dismiss economic loss claims in Multidistrict Litigation underway in California ...... more

Lawsuits Against Toyota Fail to Identify Electronic Defect

November 02, 2010
In a Federal Court filing today, Toyota argued that the multidistrict lawsuit against the company should be dismissed because the plaintiffs have never identified any actual defect in Toyota’s Electronic Throttle Control System (ETCS-i) and many of them do not even allege that they have experienced any episode of unintended acceleration.... more

Statement in Response to Filing of Multidistrict Litigation Class Action Complaint

August 03, 2010
Toyota looks forward to defending against the allegations made in the plaintiffs’ consolidated complaint.

Toyota has identified two specific mechanical causes of potential unintended acceleration in some of its vehicles and has moved decisively to address these issues with effective and durable solutions. Toyota rejects claims that plaintiffs suffered economic damages because of the recent recalls.

Importantly, to date, plaintiffs have not cited a specific cause that would support their claim of a defect in Toyota’s Electronic Throttle Control System, and no credible scientific theory or proof has been advanced to support this allegation. Toyota firmly believes that the system is completely safe and that reliable scientific evidence will demonstrate the safety of our vehicles in the investigations currently underway and, ultimately, to the court.... more

Toyota Statement on Agreement on Discovery Procedures in Multidistrict Litigation

July 20, 2010
Toyota released the following statement today regarding a joint Phase I discovery plan submitted to the U.S. District Court, Central District of California in the ongoing Multidistrict litigation...... more

Statement by Toyota Motor Sales, U.S.A., Inc. at the Opening of the Multidistrict Litigation in U.S. District Court, Santa Ana, Calif.

May 13, 2010
Toyota is confident the legal process will be conducted with integrity and fairness.

During the course of these proceedings, we will hear a number of claims and charges, some made in court and others made outside the legal guidelines of the courtroom.

Recently we have seen instances where the facts did not support the initial claims and sensational reports. In the best interests of all those involved, it’s important to keep this in mind as the case proceeds and facts are presented.... more

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