Prius HVAC Systems Make Cars Smell Like Urine, Socks, Suit Says

Different models of Toyota Motor Corp Prius hybrid vehicles have a design flaw that allows moisture to build up in the heating and air conditioning system, resulting in toxic microbial growth and foul odors, including the odor of urine and “dirty, sweaty socks,” a consumer in a proposed class suit said Wednesday. submitted.

Toyota hid the problem and made money from “special filters, HVAC maintenance and other “repair” costs,” as well as selling more Priuses, James Bettles claims in the complaint.

He wants to represent a rural and a California class in the US District Court for the Central District…

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