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Worldwide recall announced by Toyota

Posted on October 11th, 2012 No Comments

When operating a motor vehicle, drivers want to know that their vehicle is functioning properly and keeping them out of harm’s way. If a car has a defective or malfunctioning part, a driver’s life could be put in jeopardy. Car defects are common, and recalls are announced almost daily involving faulty products or parts.

Toyota Motor Corporation recently announced a worldwide recall that involves approximately 7.43 million vehicles. This recall affects vehicles in the United States, Japan, and Europe. According to the Japanese automaker, upwards of 12 models are included in the large recall, where smoke hazards may be common.

According to Toyota, the recall involves a problem with the switch on the driver’s side that controls the power-windows. When these vehicles were manufactured, the distribution of grease was not applied evenly, and therefore could lead to friction in the area. This friction could potentially cause smoke to appear in the area. As of now, no injuries have been reported in the United States, but 200 problems were recorded throughout the country.

In the United States, 2.47 million vehicles are being recalled. The models associated with the most recent recall from Toyota include: the Yaris, Corolla, Camry, Highlander, Tundra, Sequoia, Matrix, RAV4, and the Scion. In Japan there are 460,000 vehicles being recalled, and there are additional recalls being made in Asia, Australia, and the Middle East.

Malfunctioning parts of vehicles can lead to serious accidents and injuries. If you were injured in a car accident due to a car defect, you may be entitled to compensation for your suffering. Please contact the car defect lawyers of Stepleton Dugan, LLC by calling 512-321-7733 today.

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