Toyota Airbag Recall Lawyers
Everyone needs their vehicles to be safe and reliable for their families and loved ones. However, sometimes vehicles may have defective parts and even defective safety features. This can lead to serious injury and may even result in death. The Toyota Motor Corporation has recalled millions of vehicles due to defective airbags. If you or someone you care about was injured or died because of a defective airbag, then you should speak to a Tennessee Toyota airbag recall lawyer as soon as possible. They will review your case and get you the compensation you need for what you have been through.What types of airbag defects caused the Recall?
The Toyota recall includes several different vehicles for many different types of airbag defects. In January of 2013, the Toyota Motor Corporation recalled 1.1 million vehicles due to airbags having a short circuit problem which can cause an airbag to deploy without warning. Then in October of 2013, 800,000 vehicles were recalled because the airbags deployed without warning. This problem was linked to webs from yellow sac spiders which clogged the fuel tank vent line and could cause the deployment of the airbags.
In April of 2014, Toyota recalled 1.3 million vehicles because it was suspected that they there may be a defect in the spiral cable of the steering column that can cause airbags to become deactivated. The following June of 2014, Toyota added 766,000 more vehicles to the airbag recall because they had Takata airbags, which could deploy with too much force and leave passengers with injuries caused by shrapnel. Toyota had already recalled 2.14 million vehicles in April of 2013 for this problem however, Takata failed to provide an accurate list of all the vehicles with this problem. Finally, in October of 2014, the Toyota Motor Corporation included 20,000 more vehicles to the defective Takata airbags and sent additional notices to 247,000 owners of vehicles that were included in the recall strongly advising that they bring their vehicles in for repairs as soon as possible.What Vehicles are affected by the Recall?
The vehicles affected by the most recent recall are:
- Toyota Corolla (2003-2005)
- Toyota Matrix (2003-2005)
- Pontiac Vibe (2003-2005) – made for General Motors (GM) by Toyota
- Toyota Sequoia (2002-2005)
- Toyota Tundra (2003-2005)
- Lexus SC (2002-2005)
If your vehicle is included in the recall notice or if you or someone you love has been injured or died and you suspect a defective airbag may have been the reason, then you should contact an experienced and compassionate Tennessee Toyota airbag recall lawyer right away. We care about our clients and will answer any questions you may have. If it is determined that you have a case for a lawsuit, we will help you receive the compensation you are entitled to for what you and your loved ones have suffered.
Contact us online or call us at 800.705.2121 to set up a FREE consultation to discuss your legal options