Details on the Toyota-Recall Lawsuit
Toyota Motor Corporation recently announced two safety recalls that involve issues relating to the accelerator pedal of its automobiles. The first recall on November 2, 2009 is called "Floor Mat Entrapment," and addresses problems caused by an incompatible, or out-of-place driver's side floor mat. The second recall on January 21, 2010, "Sticking Accelerator Pedal," refers to the accelerator pedal getting stuck in the wide-open position.
Both of these defects can cause unintended acceleration, which can cause the driver of the vehicle to lose control, be unable to slow the vehicle down, or bring it to a stop altogether--resulting in serious injury, property damage, and even death.
As of January 2010, Toyota has announced recalls of approximately 9 million vehicles nationwide for the pedal entrapment/floor mat problem, and for the accelerator pedal problem.
Toyota’s accelerator pedal recall and suspension of sales involves the following Toyota Division models:
- (Certain) 2009-2010 RAV4
- (Certain) 2009-2010 Corolla
- 2009-2010 Matrix
- 2005-2010 Avalon
- (Certain) 2007-2010 Camry
- (Certain) 2010 Highlander
- 2007-2010 Tundra
- 2008-2010 Sequoia
All product manufacturers, including automobile corporations, can be held liable for damages and/or injuries that are caused by their defective products. A person injured by a defective or dangerous product may be eligible to file a lawsuit under Products Liability Law.
If you or a loved one has been injured due to a Toyota car or truck's sudden acceleration from a faulty gas pedal, or if you have lost a loved one to wrongful death as the result of an accident caused by a defective Toyota vehicle, you may be entitled to compensation. As with all defective products lawsuits, statue of limitations may apply, and you may risk forfeiture of your right to financial compensation if you delay. Contact a LawInfo Toyota Recall Lawyer in your area today for more information, and to discuss your litigation options.
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