For the second time in just one week, Toyota has issued another recall. This comes just after a worldwide recall on 1.9 million Prius cars with faulty software that could cause the vehicle to stall suddenly. This latest recall affects approximately 261,000 vehicles manufactured in 2012 and 2013.
Most of the recalls involve the Toyota:
- Tacoma; and
- Lexus RX350 crossover vehicles.
There is the potential for the anti-lock brakes to malfunction, making them inoperable. This reduces the driver’s ability to maintain control and as a result, increases the risk of a crash.
The good news is that there haven’t been any reports of injuries or death. For those seeking a remedy, Toyota will provide a free update to the skid control electronic unit software.
Establishing Manufacturer Liability
In terms of recalled vehicles or parts, an injured party can show a manufacturer’s liability by establishing a relationship between the malfunctioning part on his or her car and the evidence that a manufacturer issued a recall on the same part. This may require a written statement from an automotive expert who can testify to this, along with a copy of the actual recall notice.
There could be other ways to prove a manufacturer was liable after you are involved in a New York traffic accident. For help, don’t delay seeking legal counsel. Gacovino, Lake & Associates are available via phone at 800-550-0000 to review your car crash and if there has been a recall that affects you.