Spiders Blamed for Toyota Airbag Problems

Toyota has issued a recall for over 800,000 of its 2012 and 2013 standard and hybrid models of Camry, Avalon, and Venza vehicles. The problem? A design flaw has allowed spiders to make webs in the air conditioning water release valve, in turn allowing fluid to drain into the airbag control unit, effectively shorting it out.

While no serious accidents or injuries have occurred due to the malfunction, Toyota warns that unnecessary airbag deployment, power steering failure, and airbag failure in an accident are all possible due to this product defect. Owners will be notified by mail and repairs at dealerships will be free.

If you have been injured or a loved one has been killed by a defective vehicle, please contact the Law Offices of Van Dorn & Curtiss or call (603) 556-4148 to schedule a free consultation with one of our New Hampshire product liability lawyers.

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A recall is often necessary to prevent serious issues, but simply recalling a defective product does not waive a company’s liability. If you are injured due to a design flaw, you need a New Hampshire product liability lawyer on your side as soon as possible to hold the company accountable, fight for your rights, and help you get the compensation you are entitled to.

Please contact our experienced New Hampshire product liability lawyers to learn more about your rights today.


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