New York Times
September 18, 2010
Toyota has reached an out-of-court settlement with relatives of a family killed when the Lexus sedan they were driving sped out of control and crashed, an accident that put a national spotlight on the sudden acceleration problems that later prompted the automaker to recall millions of vehicles.
Toyota confirmed the settlement Saturday in a statement but did not provide the amount of the settlement or any other details.
“Through mutual respect and cooperation we were able to resolve this matter without the need for litigation,” the statement said.