WASHINGTON (Bloomberg) -- The U.S. Supreme Court turned away a Toyota Motor Corp. appeal that sought to force arbitration of California lawsuits over the brakes in Prius cars.
The justices today left intact a federal appeals court decision that said Toyota couldn’t enforce the arbitration clauses in its dealers’ purchase agreements with customers.
The consumers say the anti-lock brake system in the model-year 2010 Priuses had a defect that made the cars harder to stop, particularly on rough surfaces. The consumers, who don’t allege they were injured, say Toyota failed to resolve the problem in a 2010 recall. They urged the Supreme Court not to hear the appeal.
In 2010 the U S Government told Americans not to drive their Toyotas because they were unsafe.Then came earthquakes,tsunamis & recall after recall to sooth the U S Government of false acqusations.Today----the #1 car maker in the world----imagine that!!!!!!!