Toyota Announces Recall of 1,500 Vehicles due to Defective Tire Pressure Monitoring System

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A defect that affects a motor vehicle’s safety is a serious problem. Also, any vehicle that needs to be repaired multiple times for the same problem or has been out of commission for 30 days or more due to unsuccessful defect repair attempts may be a lemon.

Manufacturers of motor vehicles are responsible for designing safe and reliable vehicles. However, in some instances, a consumer may purchase a vehicle with a defect cannot be fixed that negatively affects the vehicle’s use, value, or safety. A few examples of defects that are safety-related include:

  • Electrical problems that cause fires or unexpected loss of lighting.
  • Fuel system components that cause leaks or weakness in the event of a crash.
  • Steering components that break without warning, causing loss of vehicle control.

If your vehicle has been in the shop multiple times for the same problem without a successful outcome, you may have a lemon. Howard D. Silver is a California lemon law attorney who can help you understand your rights and options under the state lemon law, including the return of your vehicle or your money back. To learn more about how Mr. Silver can help you, call (855) 341-2611.

 

A defect that affects a motor vehicle’s safety is a serious problem. Also, any vehicle that needs to be repaired multiple times for the same problem or has been out of commission for 30 days or more due to unsuccessful defect repair attempts may be a lemon.

Manufacturers of motor vehicles are responsible for designing safe and reliable vehicles. However, in some instances, a consumer may purchase a vehicle with a defect cannot be fixed that negatively affects the vehicle’s use, value, or safety. A few examples of defects that are safety-related include:

  • Electrical problems that cause fires or unexpected loss of lighting.
  • Fuel system components that cause leaks or weakness in the event of a crash.
  • Steering components that break without warning, causing loss of vehicle control.

If your vehicle has been in the shop multiple times for the same problem without a successful outcome, you may have a lemon. Howard D. Silver is a California lemon law attorney who can help you understand your rights and options under the state lemon law, including the return of your vehicle or your money back. To learn more about how Mr. Silver can help you, call (855) 341-2611.

 

Recently, Toyota announced a recall of nearly 1,500 vehicles that do not comply with Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard No. 138, “Tire Pressure Monitoring Systems,” reports SaferCar.gov. The tire pressure monitoring systems (TPMS) of the affected vehicles may not have been calibrated properly and low tire pressure warning lights may not illuminate when appropriate. As a result, a driver will not be notified by the tire pressuring monitor that one or more of the vehicle’s tires are underinflated, which increases the risk of tire failure that could lead to an accident.

The vehicles included in the recall are Toyota FJ Cruisers from model year 2011, and Toyota Tundra vehicles from model years 2009 through 2011. Consumers who own these vehicles are instructed to take the vehicle to a dealer, where the tire pressure monitoring system will be recalibrated in accordance with the federal safety standard at no charge.

Consumers with questions may contact Toyota’s customer assistance center at 1-800-444-1074 or the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s vehicle safety hotline at 1-888-327-4236 to learn more about the recall.

When a vehicle defect affects its use, value, or safety, and the problem continues to exist after a reasonable number of repairs are attempting, the vehicle may be a lemon. For many years, Los Angeles lemon law attorney Howard D. Silver has assisted many consumers whose vehicle was discovered to be a lemon and helped them navigate the complexities of California’s lemon law. To learn more about consumers’ rights under the California lemon law, call (855) 341-2611 to schedule a free consultation with Mr. Silver today.

 
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