According to a recent article by the LA Times, Toyota Motor Corporation has issued a new recall, this time for 2.17 million cars in the United States. The recall affects six models and is intended to address problems of sudden acceleration.
List of Toyota Recalls
The recall list includes:
- 761,000 RAV4 sport utility vehicles (2006 to 2010 models)
- 603,000 4Runner SUVs (2003 to 2009 models)
- 397,000 Highlander and Highlander hybrid SUVs (2004 to 2006 models)
- 372,000 Lexus RX SUVs (2004 to 2007 models)
- 20,000 Lexus GS sedans (2006 and 2007 models)
- 17,000 Lexus LX sedans (2008 to 2011 models)
For more information on this recall, please visit Toyota’s page on the subject.
Mechanical or Electronic Causes?
Toyota vehicles started having sudden acceleration problems a few years ago. A few accidents (and the resulting injuries) were attributed to the sudden acceleration which, at first, seemed to be caused only by the acceleration pedal getting stuck on the floor mats.
More recently, the federal government decided to look into whether the cause could be due to electronic malfunctions. However, the investigation carried out by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and NASA, could not identify an electronic failure as the cause for the problem. Nevertheless, the NHTSA did find that the acceleration problems, including pedal interference, were real, prompting this additional recall by the automaker.
Numerous Lawsuits Expected for Deaths and Injuries Due to Acceleration Problem
Regardless of the cause for the acceleration problems, Toyota may face a large number of lawsuits for the deaths and injuries that the sudden acceleration has already caused.
If you or a loved one have been injured in a Toyota car accident, whether you were driving the Toyota or were hit by the Toyota vehicle driven by another, you should immediately contact a law firm experienced in handling these cases. The Miami Dade County Car Accidents Law Offices of Greenberg, Stone & Urbano has throughout the years represented many clients involved in traffic fatalities, traumatic brain injuries and serious personal injuries due to defective cars. Visit our website to learn more about us and contact us today for a free consultation.