Toyota Motor Corporation has issued a new recall affecting more than 1 million of its vehicles. As reported by USA Today, two separate issues has resulted in the recall of Corolla and Lexus vehicles sold throughout the United States and other countries.
The Toyota recall is for approximately 752,000 Corolla and Corolla Matrix automobiles manufactured from December 2001 through May 2004. The vehicles contain air bags that may not properly inflate as the airbag control modules may have been manufactured with faulty circuit boards that can malfunction and cause a short. This can also lead to airbags deploying even though there is no accident. An additional 141,000 vehicles in Canada are also affected by the recall.
The second recall concerns 270,000 Lexus IS sedans from model years 2006 through 2012 that could have a loose wiper arm nut on the front windshield wipers. The defect means that the wipers could collapse under a heavy load, such as snow buildup. Additional vehicles sold in Canada, Europe, the Middle East, and China have also been recalled.
Toyota representatives have stated that two crashes in the U.S. have been linked to the airbag defect, while 18 injuries have occurred from the bags deploying incorrectly. The company will be notifying customers and offering to inspect and repair the problem shortly.
Car owners who experience continued defects with their vehicle may be eligible to receive a replacement car or a refund of their money. For a free consultation, contact the Law Offices of Howard D. Silver today at (866) 49-LEMON.