The Toyota recall involved millions of cars. Toyota temporarily halted sales and production due to sticking gas pedals that caused sudden accelerations and resulted in hundreds of accidents and a number of injuries and deaths.
At least 34 deaths and many more injuries have been reported because of unintended acceleration of Toyota vehicles.
The Toyota recall for accelerator problems involved various models, including:
- 2007-10 Camry
- 2009-10 RAV4
- 2009-10 Corolla
- 2009-10 Matrix
- 2005-10 Avalon
- 2010 Highlander
- 2007-10 Tundra
- 2008-10 Sequoia
Toyota issued more than 13 million recalls since September 2009 for various problems.
Over 1,000 complaints have been filed concerning braking issues in Toyota Prius models.
Toyota recalled 4.2 million Toyota and Lexus models after it said floor mats were causing gas pedals to get stuck.
If you or a loved one has a Toyota or Lexus with these issues, you are advised to take the following steps:
- If the accelerator pedal sticks in a partially open throttle position or returns slowly to idle position, the vehicle can be controlled with firm and steady application of the brakes.
- Don’t pump the brakes because it could deplete the vacuum assist. That would make it even harder to depress the brake pedal. The brakes will stop the vehicle no matter the throttle position.
- When under control, the vehicle should be driven to the nearest safe location and the engine should be turned off.
If you or a loved one suffered serious injury or death in an accident involving sudden acceleration of a Toyota or Lexus vehicle, contact us today.
Call us toll-free 1-888-GARRETT (1-888-427-7388) or fill out our contact form for a free legal consultation.
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