U.S. District Judge Manuel Real upheld a class action lawsuit against Toyota in California, concluding that problems with the headlights on its Prius vehicles could pose an "unreasonable safety risk" to consumers. Recent-model Prius headlights can turn on and off at random, and Toyota is accused of failing to tell consumers about the problem. Toyota has not acknowledged the failures, though the suit contends that more than 1,000 consumers have filed complaints with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

Related Summaries