Last week, Toyota expanded the product recall of vehicles possibly affected by the unexpected acceleration issue that has been all over the news recently. ABC World News recently reported that the millions of Toyota drivers are worried and utterly confused about the product recall. The owners are desperately wondering if it is safe to keep driving there cars. Furthermore, Toyota car dealers have expressed feeling blindsided by Toyota’s decision to suspend sales of some models. Plus, many have expressed astonishment that Toyota advised owners of the cars affected should keep driving them despite the possible hazard.
USA Today has also reported in an editorial that this debacle could end up bettering the reputation of the car dealer in the long run. Toyota’s reaction to the acceleration pedal problem is being compared to the 1982 Johnson & Johnson product recall of all Tylenol after some mysterious deaths that were later attributed to tempering. The Johnson & Johnson product recall showed that when there are problems with products, the wisest course is to take immediate action to fix them and later worry about financial impact. The attorneys at Levin & Perconti hope that is the case – that when manufacturers realize a product is dangerous, they take quick and swift action to remove the hazard.
Click here to read the USA Today article on the Toyota recall.