Remember when news organizations here in the United States and all over the globe were abuzz due to a series of different vehicle recalls in 2009? For a while, we thought that Toyota’s recall woes are all done.
Through the years, the company has worked hard in trying to come up with vehicles that are more durable and reliable. Sadly, the Japanese carmaker was at it again, issuing a number of recalls for some of the vehicles in its product line-up.
Just this November 2012, Toyota, through the National Highway Traffic Security Administration (NHTSA), has released a number of vehicle recall notices for some of the models in its line-up. Is your vehicle included in this latest advisory? Here is a list of the cars included in the recent recall and the reasons why they are being recalled:
- 2012-2013 Scion IQ. This subcompact car was recalled by Toyota for the problems in its airbags because of the cable for the vehicle’s Occupants Classification System (OCS) that may prevent the airbags from deploying properly. When this happens, you might end up getting more injured by the airbag than be saved by it.
- 2004-2009 Toyota Prius. Its Hybrid Propulsion System Inverter can get broken. This is because of the coil wire of the electrically-driven water pump. The pump’s failure can cause short circuit, get the fuse busted, and your vehicle will stall.
Moreover, the steering gear box shaft sector isn’t as hard as it’s supposed to be, causing it to get worn out and may fail. The failure of this part may leave you unable to steer your vehicle, leading to a vehicle crash.
Toyota has been putting a lot of time to finally put the dark age of its vehicle recalls fiasco behind and lay it to rest. Despite their gallant efforts though, their series of latest vehicle recalls seem to put those efforts in vain.
So, should you go and seek a Los Angeles personal injury lawyer to sue Toyota? We say hold your horses and have your vehicle checked first. Have your vehicle repaired and the defective parts replaced.