MonthFebruary 2015

Toyota’s True Colors Showing When They Ask Victims of Accident to Pay Up

This is what Toyota is asking AFTER being found guilty of a design defect in the 1996 Camry. Really Toyota? You object to being asked to pay $10.9 million to the family who lost their loved ones and those who suffered as a result of this accident when your defect was the cause of the accident? Well I object that you never tested the accelerator control system after switching to these plastic pulleys, and I object to how little you care about the safety of your drivers and passengers.

Actually Toyota, you are the ones who should reimburse the insurance company for funeral expenses and medical expenses for the victims, not the victims themselves. Being found 60% negligent for this accident means your defect was the main or biggest cause of the accident. Seems pretty clear to me.

I made a few comments on the article posted below. I’m guessing this is Toyota’s answer to Bob Hilliard’s recent filing asking Toyota to pay pre trial and post trial interest on the money which was awarded to Koua Fong Lee as a result of his accident while driving this deadly weapon. This interest will continue to accumulate until Toyota makes payment to Koua.

It is close to impossible to stop a vehicle that has ABS brakes while the throttle is stuck open. ABS brakes were not designed to work with a stuck open throttle – ask any expert in the field. Brakes need to be wired separate so that when there is a fail in the acceleration or cruise control, there won’t also be a fail in the brakes. As of right now, the brakes are wired in the same unit as the accelerator cable and the cruise control. That’s not good. As explained in my book, if an elevator fails and starts falling, you can push the stop button to make the elevator stop – that’s because the stop button is wired separately. So even if there’s a fail in the elevator system/wiring, the stop button will not be affected by that fail. Not so with ABS brakes, they are not wired separately. If you want to learn more info about this, you can visit

Here’s the article I’m referring to:

Toyota Settlement FAQs and Other Shocking Info re: Electronic Throttle Settlement/Criminal Charges

I came across this today while searching on the internet. Simply shocking what Toyota gets away with even when there was proof of criminal activity. Our U.S. Attorney General, Eric Holder would not have filed criminal charges unless there was proof of criminal activity.

A must read.  I shouldn’t be shocked, but I am (once again).

Here’s one paragraph from the FAQs: “Both sides in the lawsuit agreed to a settlement to avoid the cost and risk of further litigation, including a potential trial, and so that the Class Members can get benefits, in exchange for releasing Toyota from liability. The settlement does not mean that Toyota broke any laws and/or did anything wrong, and the Court did not decide which side was right.”

Another Toyota Camry Suddenly Accelerates and Loses Braking Power

Joan Treppa (fighting for justice in another case) posted a blog about Koua Fong Lee’s accident/case and received a very interesting reply from a man who owned a Toyota Camry that experienced a sudden unintended acceleration and loss of brakes.

Take a look at his well written comments and his thoughts about Toyota.

6 Seconds to Try and Stop a Runaway Toyota

6 seconds………..what can you do in 6 seconds? Could you put on your shoe and tie it? Could you take out your wallet/billfold and place your drivers license in my hand? Could you open a bandaid and apply it? Could you make a phone call from where your phone is right now? I don’t think any of those things can be done in 6 seconds. You think someone could stop a car speeding out of control with a stuck open throttle and almost no brakes because all vacuum pressure depleted? I don’t think so.

Was that jury not paying attention or what? 6 seconds and 550 ft was all the time Koua Fong Lee had to try and stop that 1996 Camry – and first he had to swerve between two cars – that’s when he first hit his brakes and lost all vacuum pressure in his brake vacuum assist system. He had almost no brakes left when he came upon the Oldsmobile stopped at the red light at the stop of the exit ramp. He did however, find time to quickly move from the far left lane to the center lane, then from the center lane to the far right lane. He tried to get off the exit ramp and avoid the Oldsmobile in the far right lane, but he simply didn’t have enough time or enough distance.

When Justice Isn’t Justice: Jury Finds Toyota Guilty of Design Defect in ’96 Camry But Only 60% At Fault

When Justice Isn’t Justice:

I attended most of this trial There’s one thing this jury didn’t understand (in my opinion). Toyota lawyers had put an expert on the stand who testified that the impact of the crash could have caused the brake pedal to be pushed forward causing the brake light to come on. That’s their theory as to why the brake lights were on at the time of impact. Well there’s an obvious point here to completely put that theory to rest.

If indeed it was the impact of the crash that caused the brake lights to come on, then why didn’t the RIGHT brake bulb filament have the same severity of droop in it. Simple, it’s because the left brake bulb filament was affected and became severely deformed when Koua first hit his brakes – that was when he had to swerve between the first two cars he came upon on the exit ramp (side swiping the Solera with the left side of his car). THAT is when the left brake bulb filament became so deformed. That’s also when Koua lost all vacuum assist in his brakes – he had no vacuum assist to help him stop his car for the next collision with the Oldsmobile. That’s why there is such a different look to the right and left brake bulb filament,

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