Latest Toyota Vehicle Recall Covers 1.75 Million Cars

Two New Toyota Vehicle Recalls Cover for 1.75 Million Cars and SUVs

Toyota Vehicle RecallOn Wednesday, October 15th, Toyota Motor Corp issued two Toyota vehicle recalls for 1.75 million cars and SUVs around the globe.

The first Toyota vehicle recall covers most of the cars – 1.67 million – to address defects in the brake cylinder that could affect the vehicles’ performance. The company is not aware of any crashes or injuries related to the vehicle recall, but problems could occur if the cars and SUVs cannot brake when necessary.

About 1.05 million of those cars are in Japan, while 615,000 are overseas. Models include the Toyota Crown Majesta, Crown, Noah, Voxy, Corolla Rumion, Auris, and about a dozen Lexus models.

Many of the vehicles in model years 2007 to 2012 need a rubber seal replacement ring around the brake master cylinder, which will prevent brake fluid from leaking. If brake fluid has already leaked, then Toyota will also replace the brake booster.

A second Toyota vehicle recall covers 759,000 vehicles across the world, including 423,000 in the United States. The cars have a faulty fuel delivery pipe, which could start a fire if gas leaks onto the engine. Again, the company has not seen reports of injuries or deaths related to fires in their vehicles.

Toyota Still Faces Vehicle Recalls for Acceleration Problems

Although Toyota began work toward settling numerous sudden acceleration lawsuits in December of this past year, US federal safety regulators say that they are now investigating several new Toyota sudden acceleration claims, this time involving the Corolla instead of the Camry.

On Monday, September 29th, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration announced that it is examining 163 new complaints of Toyota sudden acceleration covering about 1.69 million Toyota Corollas from model years 2006 to 2010. However, this is only an inquiry, not a full investigation, the regulatory agency insisted.

Since 2009, Toyota has recalled more than 11 million vehicles, including the Camry and several Lexus lines, due to problems with the floor mat which caused the accelerator to stick. The company has also paid more than $65 million in federal fines for violating safety regulation in the US. In July 2013, Toyota also agreed to a $1.6 million settlement involving a class action lawsuit brought forth by consumers who suffered financial losses related to Toyota sudden acceleration.

In February this year, Toyota admitted to US regulators and consumers that it had deceived them regarding the Toyota sudden acceleration complaints, and settled a criminal complaint with the Department of Justice for $1.2 billion, the largest penalty so far ever imposed on an automotive company. The four-year criminal investigation alleged that Toyota failed to properly report sudden acceleration claims to the NHTSA.

The Strom Law Firm Can Help with Vehicle Recall Wrongful Death Cases

If you have experienced a problem with a defective product in your automobile, especially if a defective part or sudden acceleration has led to an auto accidentpersonal injury, or wrongful death, and a proper vehicle recall notice has not been issued, you may be entitled to compensation. The attorneys at the Strom Law Firm can help. We can help you with complicated auto insurance claims, and make sure you receive the compensation you deserve to help you with lost income and medical bills. Our attorneys are licensed to practice in South Carolina, Georgia, and New York. We offer free, confidential consultations to discuss the facts of your case, so contact us today at (803) 252-4800.

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