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Toyota Plans to Replace Accelerators

Posted By Regan Zambri & Long || 23-Mar-2010

Posted by: Salvatore J. Zambri, founding partner

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The New York Times reports that Toyota has announced that its dealerships will "provide replacement accelerator pedals to owners unhappy with repairs" after a series of cases of unintended acceleration in cars that have already been through the recall process. According to the report, "’Accelerator pedal replacement is based on specific customer request only,’ said the memo, which was addressed to dealers, service managers and parts managers. ‘Dealers are not to solicit pedal replacement.’"

If you have had your vehicle "repaired" following the recall, but still experience problems with your automobile, please return it to the dealer immediately.  If you are not getting a prompt response from your local dealer, you are encouraged to contact Toyota’s national customer service center at 1-800-331-4331.

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About the author:

Mr. Zambri is a Past-President of the Trial Lawyers Association of Metropolitan Washington, D.C. and has been rated by Washingtonian magazine as a "Big Gun" and among the "top 1%" of all lawyers in the Washington metropolitan area.  The magazine also describes him as "one of Washington’s best–most honest and effective lawyers" who specializes in personal injury matters, including serious truck and car collisions. He has successfully litigated numerous cases against truck and bus companies, the Washington Metropolitan Area transit Authority, and other automobile owners.  His law firm, in fact, has obtained the largest settlement ever in a personal injury case involving WMATA. Mr. Zambri has also been repeatedly named a "Super Lawyer" by Law and Politics magazine–a national publication that honors the top lawyers in America.  

Mr. Zambri is regularly asked to give presentations to lawyers and businesses regarding product defects, automobile accident litigation, and safety improvements.

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Many Americans are killed or critically injured each year in vehicular collisions.  If you want more information about your legal rights, please email Mr. Zambri at szambri@reganfirm.com or call him at 202-822-1899.  

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