Recalls and Investigations Plague Toyota | Lexus
With recalls last month and various investigations this month Toyota could be in serious trouble. Their image may be tarnished after the rash of accidents and incidents with their vehicles. Though Toyota says that car sales are not lagging due to the safety issues it may be a matter of time.
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has launched an investigation into Toyota's Matrix and Corolla cars. The issue at hand is random stalling of the vehicles. The NHTSA has received 26 complaints from drivers of 2006 Matrix and Corolla vehicles. The car owners allege that their vehicles stall, "randomly while driving, including some on highways and some in intersections," the government agency said.
Toyota is already in hot water over multiple recalls and investigations.
In November Toyota announced a recall of over 4.2 million Toyota and Lexus vehicles. The design of the vehicle makes it possible for the accelerator to stick, causing the vehicle to accelerate out of control.
The models that fall under the acceleration recall include the:
- 2007-10 Camry
- 2004-09 Prius
- 2005-10 Avalon
- 2005-10 Tacoma
- 2007-10 Tundra
- 2007-10 Lexus ES 350
- 2006-10 Lexus IS 250 and IS 350
The recall comes after a serious accident in San Diego County that claimed four lives. Research shows that at least 19 people have died in Toyota vehicles due to the acceleration issue.
At Van Dorn & Curtiss our hearts go out to anyone who has been injured or killed in an accident caused by a defective product. Together we can help prevent needless losses.