MonthAugust 2014

Fault Code for Sudden Unintended Acceleration Doesn’t Exist in Automobile Computers

During a recent conversation with an auto store employee, the employee mentioned something about fault codes in computers on cars. I replied to him, “just remember, a computer can only put out a code if that code has been pre programmed into the computer”. This made me realize that maybe there is no fault code in certain vehicles for SUA (sudden unintended acceleration). I made a phone call to an expert forensic engineer who has studied SUA accidents for over 25 years. He stated that NO vehicles have a fault code for SUA, they simply don’t exist. This explains why so many drivers who experienced SUA and brought their vehicles into the dealership or mechanic, had no codes appear showing that anything had gone wrong. In my mind, this can not be used as a defense implying that nothing actually did go wrong, but rather that there is no code for what did go wrong. (Assuming the person experienced SUA).

2014 Public Justice Trial Lawyer of the Year Nominees

Congratulations to these four lawyers/finalists for their work on litigation related to Toyota sudden unintended acceleration in the Bookout vs. Toyota case in 2013.

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