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NHTSA Update on Lexus Sudden Acceleration Investigation

According to the Wall Street Journal, the U.S. Department of Transportation has analyzed a number of Toyota & Lexus black boxes taken from vehicles involved in “sudden acceleration” accidents, and have discovered that drivers were accidentally pushing the acceleration pedal instead of the brake: The results suggest that some drivers who said their Toyota and …
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Lexus ≠ Porn Pt.3

Another month, another porn star cease-and-desist notice sent out by Lexus. This time around, European model Lea Lexus was served papers (NSW link) to change her name, which she did almost immediately. This is the third legal action sent to a porn star in less than a year. It started with Detroit-based Lexus Cash, then …
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Lexus ≠ Porn Pt.2

For the second time this year, Lexus finds itself in a trademark battle with a porn star. Earlier this year, it was the Detroit-based Lexus Cash, and now it’s a Swiss gay porn actor that simply goes by Lexus. Seems like an open-and-closed case, except the actor is claiming his moniker comes from a Greek …
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Federal Government Continues Lexus ES 350 Investigation

The U.S. federal government is continuing its investigation into the Lexus ES 350, which has been linked to 40 separate complaints of unintended acceleration, causing eight crashes and twelve injuries. What’s the cause? All-weather floor mats: Toyota Motor Corp. told NHTSA [National Highway Traffic Safety Association] it sent a mailing to ES 350 owners in …
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Lexus ≠ Porn

The Autoweb is all abuzz with news that Toyota has sued a Detroit-based pornography site for using Lexus in their site name, Lexus Cash. The Japanese-based automaker filed a federal suit Thursday in Detroit, alleging Mario Mendoza, 26, and Katie Lynn Krzywdzinski, 24, both of Dearborn, broke trademark laws by using “Lexus” as the name …