The LA Times reports that Toyota Motor Corporation has recalled a number of new vehicles in the United States. This recall includes 2.17 million cars, affecting six models that could potentially suffer from the sudden acceleration problems that have already caused multiple accidents, death and injuries.
Toyota’s new 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)
You may find more information regarding this recall at Toyota’s page.
Are The Causes Mechanical or Electronic?
These sudden acceleration problems with Toyota vehicles started a couple of years ago. A few injuries and some deaths from accidents were attributed to sudden acceleration. The pedal getting stuck on the floor mats was originally though to be the cause of the problem.
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and NASA conducted an investigation on whether electronic malfunctions were causing the accidents but they could not find any electronic culprits. Nonetheless, Toyota decided to make this recall because the NHTSA concluded that acceleration problems did exist.
Toyota Faces Lawsuits For Deaths and Injuries Caused by Acceleration Problem
Consequently, Toyota will have to face a number of lawsuits for accidents allegedly caused by the acceleration problems.
If you or a loved one have been injured in a car accident involving a Toyota vehicle, whether you were driving the Toyota or not, you should immediately contact a law firm experienced in handling these cases. The Palm Beach 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 our firm and contact us today for a free consultation.