A federal judge in Los Angeles refused on Monday to throw out a class action against Toyota over defective headlights on the company's Prius vehicles. The case alleges that Toyota failed to inform consumers that the headlights on recent-model Priuses can sporadically turn on and off. The judge concluded that the plaintiffs sufficiently allege that the defect could pose an "unreasonable safety risk" to consumers. The suit is one of three class actions pending against Toyota over defective Prius headlights.
Federal Judge Refuses to Toss Suit Over Prius Headlights
The National Law Journal
July 27, 2010