An automaker may have covered up a defect in its vehicles that put motorists and passengers at grave risk of serious injuries and even death, according to the latest accusation against one vehicle manufacturer.
It’s not the first time car makers have been accused of such actions. In some cases, these accusations have been proven, and car makers have had to pay out millions upon millions of dollars to injured victims and surviving loved ones – often for defects that were known for years but never addressed.
In this case, the allegation in the case before the California Southern District Court is that the electronic throttle body control systems cause the vehicles in question to suddenly – without warning or driver intention – decelerate. This in turn results in a potentially lethal situation in which the vehicle suddenly slows down wherever it happens to be. If a situation like this occurs on the highway, it could be deadly.