Toyota Motor Corp. has announced a global recall of 2.77 million autos globally because of water pump and steering issues. The recall affects its Prius hybrid vehicles that were manufactured between 2004 and 2011 and a number of Corolla compact vehicles made between 2000 and 2006.
The automaker says the safety issues have not caused any auto collisions. However, this recall is certainly no help to Toyota’s efforts to reestablish its reputation as the maker of safe, reliable vehicles after the major recalls of millions of vehicles it issued between 2009 and 2011 over serious defects linked to sudden unintended acceleration problems. Numerous wrongful death and auto defects lawsuits have since been filed.
Also, it was just last month that Toyota recalled 7.43 million cars because defective power window switches might cause the autos to catch fire. By the time the recall was announced, safety regulators had reported at least 161 auto fires and nine related injuries.
In Massachusetts, please contact our Boston auto defects law firm if you believe that a problem with your vehicle was the cause of your car crash injury or a loved one’s death.
Chrysler also recently announced a major recall. Affecting 919,000 Jeep Grand Cherokees and Liberty SUVSs globally, the potential danger involves faulty frontal and side air bags that may deploy without warning while one of the SUVs is being driven. The problem appears to be caused by a failure in the air bag’s control computer. No related collisions have been reported so far, but an air bag inflating without warning could easily startle the driver into becoming involved in a car crash and potentially cause air bag-related injuries.
Massachusetts Auto Products Liability
Auto defects can be very dangerous not just to the occupants of the vehicle but also to others on the road. Many people are scared to go after large car manufacturers, which is why you want to work with a Boston personal injury law firm that has the resources, knowledge, and experience to give you your best shot of recovering the compensation you are owed.
Toyota recalls another 2.77 million cars, CNN, November 14, 2012
Chrysler to Recall 919,000 SUVs to Fix Air Bags, ABC News/AP, November 9, 2012
Toyota recalling millions of cars to fix fire hazard, Los Angeles Times, October 10, 2012
More Blog Posts:
GM and NHTSA Announce Recall of 1.5 Million Motor Vehicles, Boston Injury Lawyer Blog, April 21, 2009
Counterfeit Air Bags Pose Safety Issue for Vehicle Occupants, Warns NHTSA, Boston Injury Lawyer Blog, October 16, 2012
Commonwealth Votes Yes on ‘Right to Repair’, Boston Car Accident Lawyer Blog, November 7, 2012