September 18th, 2010
12:36 AM ET

Toyota reaches settlement over product liability claims

Toyota has reached a settlement with two families over product liability claims, a spokesman for the automaker said Friday night.

"Toyota and the Saylor and Lastrella families reached an amicable agreement in mediation that fully resolves their product liability claims against Toyota and a Lexus dealership," Brian R. Lyons said. "Through mutual respect and cooperation, we were able to resolve this matter without the need for litigation."

Lyons said the company and two families "wish to keep the amount of the settlement confidential."

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  1. phil

    2 down and how many to go?

    September 18, 2010 at 7:24 am | Report abuse |
  2. phil

    Toyota "wishes to keep the amount of the settlement confidential". lmao!!! Fat chance Toyota. That's like BP saying they want gulf cleanup costs kept confidential. That's not gonna fly.

    September 18, 2010 at 9:06 am | Report abuse |
  3. Louie

    Hurry up, Toyota, and make more commercials with that corny family that thinks their rice burners have made their lives happy. There's nothing wrong with secret payoff's while trying to fool the public that you are a caring company. Now you have sunken lower than the big three when they were at their worst.

    September 18, 2010 at 9:54 am | Report abuse |
  4. Jim Brieske

    Actually it's ironic in that we now have a president with his finger shoved up the Union autoworkers you know whats, for votes. How crooked and sc*mbaggish is that? It's at ALL taxpayers expense.
    Cash for Clunkers? What do the poorer and college students drive now? GREEDY SELFISH MORONS!!!
    Now suddenly for the first time ever... Toyota automobiles are defective. Amazing. It's one of those things where something just doesn't smell right.
    Well... a couple things actually if you count the presi... ah nevermind.

    September 18, 2010 at 12:13 pm | Report abuse |
  5. robert Zuckschwerdt

    It's called many things, however Cash for Clunkers, saved our auto industry, not to mention thousands of jobs! What's wrong Jim, do you own a Toyota?

    September 18, 2010 at 7:42 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Jim Brieske

    Hey robert. You need to pull your head out of your you know what. I'm sticking to theme and with our scheming president.
    In 9 months time, the car lots will be filled back up with unsellable vehicles again. All the president and democrats did was delay the inevitable by using 3 billion dollars of taxpayer money. The majority of who did not use the Cash for Clunkers scam because it was WRONG to do so. It is STEALING.
    Oh lest I forget. My parents are retired from General Motors! So guess what? What I say is fact OTHERWISE I WOULDN'T WRITE IT!!
    And you wonder why God is p*ssed and will probaby send half to Heaven in a millisecond. Leaving the other half to burn the bodies of their family members, friends and neighbors.
    The person in power, President Obama, just kept to Greed and selfishness. Continuing to be a coward by letting the Iranians gain the capability to build nuclear weapons. This is the mankind destroying event. Preventing this now prevents the future.
    God will take half now to punish and save.

    September 19, 2010 at 2:28 am | Report abuse |
  7. Eva

    @ Jim/ u went from Toyota to Clunkers then the President and now God. U are truly the poster child for ADD(Attention Deficit Disorder) get a life!

    September 19, 2010 at 10:53 am | Report abuse |
  8. Jim Brieske

    Eva. You are the true definition of a liberal. My words all stuck to subject for three reasons.
    1) I wrote them.
    2) I choose the subject.
    3) Writing is the least I can do.
    The paragraphs connected good. Since I was right and you had no rebuttal, you went to what most of you do. You went to name calling.
    That's why we all are in serious trouble. Half the adults in this country run from the truth by not agreeing, rather calling their perceived advisary a name instead.

    September 19, 2010 at 11:54 am | Report abuse |
  9. Jim Brieske

    Eva, I forgot something.
    Toyota was outselling American automakers. Suddenly their automobiles are defective. How convenient as the American auto factories are now building automobiles to refill the car lots because Cash for Clunkers emptied them. I suspect sabotage at Toyota.
    Oh and our scamming president came up with Cash for Clunkers which is Stealing. Anyone who purchased an automobile with it, stole money from the people who didn't.
    Stealing is a sin. That's brings God into the picture.

    September 19, 2010 at 12:37 pm | Report abuse |
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    September 19, 2010 at 4:41 pm | Report abuse |