Toyota To Pay $29 Million To North Carolina & Other States

February 19, 2013 by  
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Multiple news agencies have reported that Toyota has been ordered to pay $29 million to 30 states. This settlement concerns recent consumer protection claims that were filed against Toyota over issues associated with unintended acceleration.

The company agreed to pay $29 million in order to settle the claims. The automaker and its North American entities have also agreed on providing additional incentives in order ensure potentially defective vehicles will not affect consumers in the future. The company will also invest in ensuring drivers comply with recall announcements promptly to avoid potential accidents.

Multiple sates participated in the investigation into the Toyota vehicles that accelerated suddenly and that were involved in auto accidents in North Carolina. According to the attorneys, the company failed to disclose details regarding the risks associated with the accelerator pedals in these vehicles in a timely fashion, putting the lives of several consumers at risk.

It’s important that consumers are aware of the risks associated with potentially defective vehicles. If you were warned of a recall alert linked to your vehicle, act promptly and have your vehicle fixed in order to avoid accidents.

To learn more about this settlement and the accidents linked to these Toyota vehicles, follow this link.

Toyota Recalls Prius, Corolla, Sienna And More

January 28, 2013 by  
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The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has reported that Toyota has issued a recall recently for several vehicles over an issue with the sensing system, which could cause the front passenger airbag module to fail to deploy in the event of a collision.

Multiple models have been affected. Consumers who own any of the affected models are being notified by the company. All repairs and recalibrations will be performed for free.

Affected models include Tacoma, 4Runner, Camry, Camry Hybrid, Prius, Prius V, Venza, Highlander, Tundra, Sienna, Corolla, Avalon, Sequoia, RAV4, and FJ Cruiser.

This issue affects the front passenger seat and it may have happened when these vehicles were modified to include certain new features like leather seat covers. If the sensor fails to notice the passenger in the front seat, the airbag module won’t deploy or may deploy incorrectly, posing a serious injury hazard to passengers. Consumers should never ignore a recall announcement that is associated with a product they own and use regularly. If you have one of the recalled vehicles, contact the manufacturer as soon as possible.

To learn more about this recall, click here for the full announcement issued by the federal agency.

Another Toyota Recall Is Announced

October 17, 2012 by  
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Toyota’s latest recall has affected over 7 million vehicles in the country all due to a power window switch that could be exposed to rain or other fluids and may cause a fire even if the vehicle is not in use.

This latest recall is one of many recall announcements the automaker has issued in the past several years. In 2010, reports show that the company issued over 5 recalls and even had to pay over $48 million dollars to the government in fines for not reporting issues sooner to the safety regulators.

The recalls have been related to all sorts of issues from faulty accelerators to hazardous floor mats. However, this last recall is the largest the company has ever had to deal with.

For more details on the automaker’s struggles, read the full article here:
A look at Toyota’s safety struggles

Toyota Camrys and Toyota Venzas Recalled for Defect That Prevents Vehicles From Starting

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Toyota Issues Recall for 2009 Toyota Camry and 2009-2011 Toyota Venza Models

California lemon law lawyer Michael R. Vachon, Esq. has learned that on March 7, 2012 Toyota Motor Sales, U.S.A. issued a press release detailing its recall of 2009 Toyota Camry and 2009-2011 Toyota Venza vehicles. Affected owners of these lemon vehicles can click here for a copy of the Toyota Camry and Toyota Venza recall anouncement.

Toyota’s March 7, 2011 recall announcment states that this recall will include 70,500 2009 Toyota Camry models and 116,000 2009-2011 Toyota Venza vehicles. Toyota has also described the defect as being one that permits silicon grease to interfere with the Toyota Camry’s and Venza’s stop lamp switch, resulting in the vehicles’ warning lamps becoming illuminated, an inability to start, and an inability to shift out of park.

California Lemon Law Advice For Toyota Venza and Camry Owners

If you own a Toyota Camry or Toyota Venza and want to find out if your vehicle is a lemon under the California lemon law statute, then call California lemon law attorney Michael R. Vachon, Esq. at (858) 674-4100. At the Law Office of Michael R. Vachon, Esq. california lemon law consultations are always FREE!!