October 30, 2013 /24-7PressRelease/
-- More Toyota vehicles recalled, even as defect litigation continues
Whenever you drive, you put your safety, and even your life, in the hands of an automaker. You trust the vehicle you are operating to be as safe as it can reasonably be. When an auto manufacturer allows a vehicle enter the stream of commerce with a serious safety defect, they have not only betrayed your trust as a consumer, they can be held responsible for monetary damages arising out of injury caused by the defect.
Every major automaker has flaws in their safety record. Yet, one car manufacturer in particular has been having a lot of trouble recently with safety defects. Toyota has again announced a major recall, even while lawsuits over car accidents
allegedly caused by another major Toyota safety defect continue to progress through the court system.
Close to a million cars recalled for airbag, steering control problems
The latest Toyota recall affects more than 800,000 vehicles in the United States. It concerns newer Camry, Camry hybrid, Avalon, Avalon hybrid and Venza models.
According to Toyota, water can drip from the air conditioning condenser onto a control module that controls the air bags. The water can cause a short circuit, disabling the air bags or causing them to deploy at random.
The problem can also affect steering. Damage to the air bag control module can cause the steering assist function to fail. With the steering assist function disabled, it takes significantly more strength for drivers to turn the wheel.
Just six months ago, Toyota and several other carmakers had another massive recall concerning a different air bag defect. A year ago, in October of 2012, Toyota recalled 7.5 million vehicles for a problem with power windows that could cause fires. Arguably the most high-profile auto safety recall in recent memory involved Toyota's massive recall of more than 10 million vehicles in 2009 and 2010 for "sticky" accelerator pads.
Several hundred claims alleging inadvertent acceleration are still pending against Toyota in state and federal court.
Injured in a car accident? You may be entitled to compensation
Modern automobiles are complicated machines laden with computer systems and electronic components. All too often, automakers overlook a problem that can cause a catastrophic chain reaction, putting you at risk of injury in a car accident
If you have been injured because of an auto defect, or if a family member has been killed, you may be entitled to compensation from the vehicle's manufacturer. Monetary damages can not only help compensate for medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering, and permanent injury. Being held responsible for the damages their vehicles unnecessarily inflict clearly can serve as an incentive for carmakers to focus on producing safer vehicles. If an auto defect has harmed your life, get the full compensation you deserve, and help prevent others from being harmed, by speaking to an experienced car accident lawyer today.
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