In early April 2014, Toyota Motor Corporation announced a recall of nearly 6.5 million Toyota vehicles worldwide. The vehicles were recalled for a variety of safety issues concerning a majority of their models, including the Camry, Corolla, Matrix/Vibe, Yaris, Land Cruiser Prado, Highlander, Tacoma and RAV4. This is unfortunate for the auto manufacturer since just last month they were fined with criminal penalties and forced to pay $1.2 billion for failing to disclose safety information about Toyota and Lexus vehicles to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA).
Toyota is recalling vehicles for the following reasons: issues with the driver’s airbag due to defective spiral cables, issues with seat rails locking, faulty steering column, windshield wiper issues, and fire hazard issues associated with the starter. Other recalls that Toyota Motor Corp. has issued most recently include over 470,000 2006-2010 Yaris and Scion xD models with issues consisting seat rail issues in both the driver and passenger seat. This seat rail issue can fail to securely lock which can cause the seat to move while the vehicle is in use. Toyota Motor Corp. advises consumers to bring the vehicle in to fix the broken springs so that the seat can be securely adjusted.
None of these issues identified by Toyota Motor Corp. have caused accidents or injuries to consumers.
If you own a Toyota and have experienced any of the problems listed above with your vehicle, you may have a possible lemon law case against Toyota Motor Corporation. Contact the Lemon Law Experts of Consumer Law Experts today for a free and confidential case consultation at 1-877-885-5366.