Toyota Announces Recall of 2.17 Million Additional Vehicles
Toyota and government regulators agreed to an additional recall of 2.17 million additional vehicles related to floor mat defects, which cause the mat to be jammed into the accelerator resulting in sudden unintended acceleration. About 1.38 million of the new recalls are an expansion of Toyota's massive November 2009 recall to replace or repair improperly placed floor mats.
Those include about 603,000 4Runner SUVs from model years 2003 through 2009, about 17,000 Lexus LX 570s from 2008 through 2011, and 761,000 RAV4 compact SUVs from model years 2006 through 2010.
A driver who finds his or her vehicle suddenly accelerating to speeds of over a hundred miles per hour despite desperate attempts to slow or stop the car faces a terrifying and deadly situation. Toyota, the world’s largest auto manufacturer, is feeling the legal heat from hundreds of personal injury and wrongful death lawsuits at both the state and federal level. Dating back to at least the 2002 model year, lawsuits pinpoint mechanical and electrical defects affecting Toyota vehicles. Sudden acceleration can cause a driver to lose control of a vehicle and be involved in a Georgia auto accident resulting in serious injury and wrongful death. Because these accidents typically involve an impact at a high rate of speed, the injuries can be catastrophic.
Do not hesitate to call Montlick and Associates, Attorneys at Law, for a consultation about your rights and litigation options if you or a loved one has been involved in an accident caused by sudden unintended acceleration. Our experienced Georgia unintended acceleration lawyers work hard for our clients because we want the very best for them as part of our goal of being the best Atlanta and Georgia auto accident law firm.
The scope of Toyota’s recalls includes more than 14 million vehicles worldwide in the last 18 months for a wide range of safety issues. Toyota’s reputation has taken a huge blow in the aftermath of a fatal San Diego collision in August 2009, which led to the death of four people including an off-duty police officer. The massive wave of recalls related to unintended acceleration lawsuits has inflicted significant damage to Toyota’s image.
If you or a loved one has been involved in an accident or sustained injury, or lost someone to wrongful death due to sudden acceleration of a Toyota or other manufacturer's car or truck, you may be entitled to compensation. At Montlick and Associates, Attorneys at Law, we diligently represent the best interest of clients who suffer serious injuries or wrongful death resulting from sudden acceleration accidents. Montlick and Associates is available to assist clients throughout all of Georgia and the Southeast, including but not limited to Albany, Athens, Atlanta, Augusta, Columbus, Gainesville, Macon, Marietta, Rome, Roswell, Savannah, Smyrna, Valdosta, Warner Robins and all smaller cities and rural areas in the state. No matter where you are located our attorneys are just a phone call away, and we will even come to you. Call us 24 hours a day/7 days a week for your Free Consultation at 1-800-LAW-NEED (1-800-529-6333). You can also visit us online at www.montlick.com and use our Free Case Evaluation Form or 24-hour Live Online Chat.