• Two automakers agree to settle unintended acceleration cases Wednesday, February 29, 2012

    Safety Research & Strategies: Kia Motors America and Subaru both reached confidential settlements with drivers who were badly injured in crashes they believe were caused by sudden unintended acceleration, according to this company’s blog. “[W]hile Toyota has sucked all the oxygen in the room over this defect,” according to the post, “other automakers’ products equipped with electronic throttle controls are also getting their share of complaints, causing their share of injury and property damage and winding up in civil court.” More details about the incidents, which involved a 2006 Kia Amanti and a 2009 Subaru Forester, are in the blog post.

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