Toyota Recalls Another 2.17 Million Vehicles in United States
Most of us remember when, in 2009, the national news was dominated by persistent stories in regards to repeated Toyota recalls of several different models of their vehicles. After several million of these units were recalled and Congressional hearings were held, the story seemed to die down and the company seemed to close ranks and get to work on repairing its image. While all has seemingly been quiet since that issue erupted, it appears that Toyota will have more work to do to repair its image as the company has announced that another 2.17 million vehicles currently active in the United States have been recalled.
The company made the announcement for a similar reason as some of the previous Toyota recalls - the accelerator pedals have shown a tendency to get stuck in floor mats or jammed in the carpeting along the floor. This problem causes the vehicle to accelerate and to move at high rates of speed without the knowledge of the driver. The models affected by the latest Toyota recall include:
- 600,000 2003 through 2009 4Runners
- More than 750,000 2006 through 2010 RAV4's
- 17,000 2008 through 2011 Lexus LX 570's
- 372,000 2004 through 2006 and early 2007 RX 330, RX 350 and RX 400h units
- Almost 400,000 2004 through 2006 Highlander and Highlander HV's
- 20,000 2006 and early 2007 Model Year GS 300 and GS 350 All-Wheel Drive
This latest Toyota recall brings the total number of vehicles recalled since these problems arose originally to more than 14 million units. The company is beginning the process of alerting owners to the problem, and they are going to be asked to bring their vehicles to the dealership nearest their home or work for the necessary repairs.
How a Defective Products Lawyer Can Help
While this issue will hopefully not affect anyone, the fact of the matter remains that driving a vehicle that randomly accelerates is extremely dangerous. If you or someone you love has been harmed by one of these defective Toyota vehicles, you need to seek the help of Arizona defective products lawyers who have been holding large corporations accountable for the harm they have caused for many years. Contact the Phillips Law Group today to schedule a free initial consultation.