The Toyota Motor Corporation has issued a recall for millions of its vehicles as the result of a deadly flaw that can cause a vehicle to suddenly and uncontrollably accelerate. Several Americans have been injured and even killed as the result of this dangerous design failing. The cause of the sudden acceleration is thought to be an electrical flaw in the electronic speed-control system which governs the vehicles’ speed. The National Highway and Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) is currently investigating this defect, which has caused at least 19 deaths as of November of 2009.
If you have a Toyota affected by the malfunction, speaking with an attorney is the first step in protecting your rights. Contact the Milwaukee Toyota recall attorneys of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ® today by calling (414) 271-0900. Schedule a free initial consultation and learn more about your legal options.
Sudden acceleration is a serious flaw and has led to almost 20 deaths and over 200 injuries. According to Bloomberg, there have been over 2,000 complaints about the malfunction, stretching back over five years. Toyota has issued two massive product recalls over the past several months. The first, for a total of nearly 4.2 million vehicles, was the largest in Toyota history. The second recalled 2.3 million vehicles.
Toyota first claimed that the issue was caused by ill-fitting floor mats, while the second recall was to address the gas pedals themselves. However, Toyota was chastised by the NHTSA for “inaccurate and misleading information” following the first recall, as its investigation found that the mats had little to do with the acceleration issue.
The following vehicle models are included in one or both recalls:
Negligent manufacturers should be held liable for the injuries that their defective products cause. Speak with a dedicated Milwaukee attorney to begin the process of protecting your rights.
If you or someone you love has been injured in a Toyota sudden acceleration accident, you may be entitled to financial compensation for your pain and suffering. Contact the Milwaukee Toyota sudden acceleration attorneys of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ® today by calling (414) 271-0900.
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