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Toyota Issues Global Recall for More Than 7 Million Vehicles Due to Fire Hazards

By Grant Law Office on October 24, 2012

Toyota RecallIf you own a Toyota, you may be one of the millions of Americans about to receive a letter stating that your vehicle is at risk of catching fire. According to a Wall Street Journal news report, Toyota Motor Corp. has issued an auto recall of 7.4 million vehicles, including 2.5 million cars in the United States, because of a potential fire hazard.

Officials say that some of these vehicles, which were manufactured between July 2005 and May 2010, have power-window switches that can ignite. The affected models include Corolla and Camry sedans as well as RAV4 SUVs and Yaris, Tundra, Scion, Sequoia, Highlander, and Matrix models. Toyota says that the recall was issued only out of caution and that there have been no reports of accidents as a result of this defective auto part.

This auto recall is the largest recall for Toyota involving a single vehicle part. Toyota recalled 7.7 million vehicles in 2009 and 2010 due to faulty floor mats. Accelerator pedals became stuck on the defectively designed mats causing vehicles to accelerate beyond the control of the driver.

When a defective auto part causes a vehicle to catch fire or veer out of control, the occupants of the vehicle could suffer devastating injuries. When this occurs, a skilled personal injury attorney can help the victim hold the at-fault manufacturer accountable for their negligence. In such cases, compensation may be available for their pain and suffering, lost wages, medical bills, and other related damages.

The experienced Georgia auto product liability attorneys at the Law Offices of Wayne Grant, P.C., have a long history of successfully handling product liability claims against auto manufacturers. We help victims of defective auto parts get fair compensation for their losses. Please contact us at (404) 995-3955 for a free consultation.

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