Toyota Motor Corp Recalls Another 1.4 Million Vehicles With Air Bag Issues
June 17, 2015
Toyota Motor Corp (ADR) (NYSE:TM) recalled almost 1.4 million cars, trucks, and SUVs to add on an expansion recollection of vehicles that have air bags manufactured by Takata Corp of Japan, according to The Wall Street Journal.
The company said that it is increasing the number of recalled vehicles after the manufacturer of faulty air bags, Takata Corp, agreed during the last month that it is expected to expand the recall of air bags to 33.8 million. Moreover, the air bag makers also declared many of its products were found faulty during the last month, stressed under pressure from the United States National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA).
The faulty air bags can pop-out in an abnormal way during an accident, destroying the plastic and metal components and throwing them with too much force at the driver and passengers seated in the vehicle. The malfunctioning air bags resulted in seven deaths and over 100 injuries, according to The Wall Street Journal.
The cars, trucks, and SUVs, which have been recalled due to the air bag issue, include the 2003 to 2007 models of Corolla and Matrix, respectively. Additionally, there are 2005 to 2006 Tundra pickup trucks, along with 2005 to 2007 Sequoia SUV, and 2003 to 2007 Lexus SC430 convertible models.
In the previous month, along with Toyota, Nissan Motor Co Ltd (ADR) (OTCMKTS:NSANY) also called back over 6 million vehicles in total, related to the same issue. However, not only Toyota and Nissan have been recalling the vehicles, Honda has been the biggest victim of the recalls of vehicle with defective air bags. It had called back around 14.4 million vehicles, as of last month, with plans of recalling more automobiles in future with the same issue.
The recent recall of vehicles is the second largest automobile recall in US history, according to The Wall Street Journal. Click here to read the rest of the story.
To learn more about your legal rights and options as a victim of an air bag malfunction, please contact Atlee Hall, LLP today for a free consultation. We have offices in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, but help victims across the state.