Call or Text Now! Available 24/7: 251-888-8888
Today, Toyota Motor Co. announced that it is recalling 2.5 million vehicles sold in the United States due to a potential risk of fire.
Globally, the recall involves 7.43 million vehicles sold under the Toyota and Scion brands.
This is the largest safety-related recall the manufacturer has announced, and it’s the biggest single recall since Ford Motor Co. recalled 7.9 million vehicles in 1996.
Many of the vehicles involved in this recall were previously recalled at least once prior due to unintended acceleration issues.
The recall is the result of an issue with a potentially defective power window switch on the driver’s side of the affected vehicles. Manufacturers say that the window “may experience a ‘notchy’ or sticky feel during operation.”
If lubricants are applied to the switch in an attempt to correct the sticky feel, the switch could melt or cause smoke and lead to a fire under some circumstances.
Toyota announced a similar recall in February, but limited the recall to about 830,000 Camry and Rav-4 models.
The latest recall includes the following makes and models:
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) received over 200 reports of issues with the defective switch, including fires. There are no known crashes or injuries.
Our Promise to Our Clients: You Won’t Pay a Dime Until We Win
That is why our team supports its clients at every step of the way. We handle almost every detail of your legal claims and make sure you have the information you need to make the best choice for your family and your future.