According to CNNMoney.com, the latest Toyota recall will affect 5.3 million vehicles. Toyota has stopped production of vehicles on the list, but many Toyota owners are confused about what steps they should take if their car is on the list of recalled vehicles. Some of the vehicles involved in the recall include: Toyota’s RAV4, Corolla, Matrix, Avalon, Tundra and Sequoia models. Click on the link to view the full list of recalled Toyota vehicles.
The product recall is happening because Toyota found that over time, some cars’ gas pedals become sticky. When a driver tries to ease up on the gas to slow down the car, the pedal sticks and the car continues to accelerate. According to the report, Toyota is working on a new design, but in the meantime, they issued the recall to warn Toyota owners about the danger. Once they find a way to fix the problem, they will ask owners to come into dealerships to fix the gas pedals.
In the meantime, owners must be vigilant and they should not drive their car if they notice that the gas pedal is sticky. They warn owners to pull over and call a Toyota dealership for assistance if they feel stickiness in the gas pedal. If you believe that you have been injured in an accident as a result of Toyota’s defective gas pedals, contact a Chicago product liability attorney to discuss your case.
To read the full report on what to do during the Toyota product recall, follow the hyperlink.