CBC: GM Car Added to Toyota Class-Action Lawsuit

March 4, 2010 /EIN PRESSWIRE/ GM’s Pontiac Vibe has been lumped into a class-action lawsuit in Canada against Toyota and its acceleration issues, the CBC reports.

The lawsuit, filed in British Columbia Superior Court, claims that the electronic throttles in Toyota vehicles are defective, causing the sudden acceleration problems. Toyota has insisted that the electronic throttle is not the cause of unintended acceleration, with a company representative telling US Senators that “there’s not a single case where it could identify the electronic throttle control as the cause of unintended acceleration.”

The class-action lawsuit, which has yet to be certified by the Canadian court, adds Pontiac Vibe – a joint venture between Toyota and GM – to the suit, saying “Although branded differently, the Pontiac Vibe and Toyota Matrix are veritable twins. The Pontiac Vibe is manufactured at the Toyota plant in Fremont, California.”

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Toyota Matrix news – http://automotive.einnews.com/news/toyota-matrix
Pontiac Vibe news – http://automotive.einnews.com/news/pontiac-vibe

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