Millions of vehicles have now been recalled by Honda, Toyota, and other major auto-makers because airbags exploded, failed to deploy, opened without warning, or had other problems that can cause severe injury or even death.

Toyota has told North American dealers to stop selling six popular models with heated seats because a soft material beneath the seat covers does not comply with U.S. safety standards.

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When someone suffers an injury as the result of somebody else's action or negligence it may be expected that the person or their insurance company will step up and offer a fair settlement. Unfortunately, that rarely happens.

For decades Toyota has been known for quality, dependability, fuel economy and safety. Even during these terrible times for the automotive market as a whole, Toyota has continued to forge ahead with new models and designs meant to meet the current needs of the public. However, the company has recently been plagued with technical problems that could harm that effort, and millions of Toyota drivers could be at risk for serious injury or worse. Toyota has issued multiple recalls in the last few years.

In 2009 people began filing class-action suits against the company as a result of several makes and models of Toyotas that have a fatal sudden acceleration malfunction. Other cases have involved Toyota's gas pedals sticking and floor mats that were pushing down on gas pedals. Fatal accidents due to other problems have also increased in number since 2002 when Toyota began installing an electronic throttle-control system in their cars (the ETCS-Intelligent System). This system may malfunction, resulting in the vehicle accelerating at random times when the driver is not pressing on the gas pedal. In many of these cases drivers are unable to get their cars to stop or slow down and it has resulted in a host of fatalities.

This website provides information regarding the reason for some of these recalls, the models affected, the problems that could arise and ultimately how you should proceed if you have been harmed as a result of driving one of these defective vehicles.


Please note: this is NOT a comprehensive list of Toyota vehicle recalls. To lookup safety recalls and service campaigns released since 1999 for Toyota, Lexus and Scion vehicles intended for sale or sold in the U.S., U.S. Territories, and Mexico
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Millions Of Cars Recalled Due To Faulty Airbags:

Airbags save thousands of lives every year, and are essential safety devices for drivers and passengers. Unfortunately, defective airbags can have the opposite effect and actually create serious safety hazards. Millions of vehicles have now been recalled by Honda, Toyota, and other major auto-makers because airbags exploded, failed to deploy, opened without warning, or had other problems that can cause severe injury or even death.

2014 Tundra CrewMax cab and Double Cab Truck Recall:

Toyota Motor Sales has issued a recall for 130,000 of its 2014 Tundra CrewMax cab and Double Cab trucks. The vehicles may be equipped with the "center pillar garnish," a plastic interior panel, that if improperly installed could impede the deployment or proper function of a side impact airbag. To fix the issue, the pickups will have their interior center pillars inspected, and if faulty, the pieces will be replaced.

GM and Toyota Multiple Models Recall:

In March of 2014 General Motors Corporation (GM) announced a recall of 2.6 million compact cars worldwide: these include all 2003-2007 Saturn ION, 2005-2010 Chevrolet Cobalt, 2006-2011 Chevrolet HHR, 2007-2010 Pontiac G5, 2006-2010 Pontiac Solstice and 2007-2010 Saturn Sky models. The recall was announced due to faulty ignition switches which can unexpectedly shut off the engine, power-assisted steering and brakes: it also disables the air bags.
Fast on the heels of this massive recall by General Motors, Toyota Motor Corp. has announced that they are recalling 6.39 million vehicles globally for a variety of problems.

Toyota Prius Recall:

Toyota said it is recalling 1.9 million Prius cars globally to fix a programming problem in the hybrid systems, which could cause vehicles to lose power or even stop altogether.

Toyota dealers told to stop selling 6 models due to fire risk:

Toyota has told North American dealers to stop selling six popular models with heated seats because a soft material beneath the seat covers does not comply with U.S. safety standards.

Toyota RAV4 / Lexus HS 250h Recall:

Toyota has recalled over 780,000 Toyota RAV4 sport utility vehicles and Lexus HS 250h autos because the rear suspension arm will loosen over time and develop damage to the rear tie rod.

Toyota Tacoma Access Cab Recall:

Toyota will recall 342,451 Tacoma Access Cab vehicles due to a defect in the rear seat belts installed. The models involved in the recall are from 2005-2011.

Toyota Sienna Recall:

Toyota and Nissan have announced recalls for Sienna minivans that can shift out of park even if the driver is not depressing the brake pedal. This defect increases the threat of the vehicle rolling away without the driver knowing. The models affected are the 2004-2005 and the 2007-2009 vehicles. The 2004-2005 were manufactured from January 10, 2003, through August 10, 2005. The 2007-2009 models were manufactured from manufactured February 20, 2007, through December 12, 2008.

Toyota Accelerator Recall:

In 2010 Toyota Motor Corp. admitted that accelerator pedal defects affected several million Toyota, Scion, and Lexus cars and trucks, covering model years 2005 through 2010. This recall involved several different makes and models. Toyota has blamed the problem first on floor mats, then on the accelerator pedal. This floor mat had shown a tendency to cause the accelerator of these vehicles to stick, and as a result the affected models could suddenly accelerate to extremely dangerous speeds and prevent the driver from making a normal stop before it's too late.
In December 2012, Toyota announced a $1.1 billion settlement to resolve consumer lawsuits about unintended acceleration. It came a week after the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration paid a $17.3 million fine for waiting too long to report defects that led to recalls.
Prius drivers in the U.S. and Japan have also complained about a brief delay prior to the brakes engaging, which Toyota insists can be corrected with a change in software programming. Despite the admission by Toyota president Akio Toyoda that the company may have mishandled the problem of gas pedals becoming stuck, a recall on the Toyota Prius for braking problems has not been issued. In late 2012, Toyota agreed to settle a class-action lawsuit for $1.1 billion. Monetary compensation and safety upgrades are available to roughly 16 million owners of Toyota, Scion, and Lexus vehicles, based on the age of the model and age of vehicle. In February 2013 Toyota agreed to pay $29 million and vowed to make vehicle information more accessible in a deal with attorneys general in 29 states about the way it conducted its recalls.


Airbags save thousands of lives every year, and are essential safety devices for drivers and passengers. Unfortunately, defective airbags can have the opposite effect and actually create serious safety hazards. Millions of vehicles have now been recalled by Honda, Toyota, and other major auto-makers because airbags exploded, failed to deploy, opened without warning, or had other problems that can cause severe injury or even death.
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The US Government applies certain regulations on manufacturers to insure against defective products; but those regulations often go unenforced, and may lack the sufficient penalties to curb abuse.

As consumers, we trust that the products we purchase meet certain standards for safety. We also have to trust that the products used or prescribed by our physicians and those made available to us through the various businesses we use are safe and free defects or flaws that could inflict injury, illness, or death.
In most cases this trust is well founded, but unfortunately defective and dangerous products still do find their way into our homes, hospitals, offices and businesses.

Our government has specific agencies such as the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the National Highway Traffic and Safety Administration (NHTSA) and the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) which are intended to monitor product safety, yet faulty products do occasionally reach the consumer market, placing the lives of the public in harm's way. Product manufacturer negligence can be associated with inefficient testing, contamination, the failure to maintain a premises, poor manufacturing, computer errors or human oversight. Product recalls and drug recalls help alert consumers to the potential risks of defective products that they may already own, but these announcements come too late for anybody who has already suffered injury or the family members of those who have been killed.

If you have sustained injuries or substantial property damage because of a product defect or recalled drug, you may have a product liability claim.

Product liability relates to any harm to consumers stemming from marketing misrepresentation, manufacturing defects, poor design, labeling errors, or the failure to warn of specific side effects or additional risks.
An experienced product liability attorney helps individuals in the prosecution of reckless or negligent manufacturers who distribute defective or mislabeled products. Product liability lawsuits are often the consumer's most effective weapon against unreasonably dangerous products. If you or a loved one have been injured by the failure of a dangerous or defective product, Houston, Texas based personal injury attorney Brent M. Cordell can inform you of your legal rights and options.

 
If you have suffered any sort of injury as a result of a Toyota defect, you have the right to hold the manufacturer responsible for your injuries. Brent M. Cordell specializes in product liability and can help you review the facts of your case, complete the necessary paperwork, understand relevant laws, and ultimately receive the damages you deserve.
 

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