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Toyota Airbag Defect Forces Recall

Toyota Airbag Defect Forces Recall by Houston, Texas Automotive Defect Lawyer Hill Law Firm

When someone buys a new vehicle, they expect it to run properly and safely from the moment they drive it away from the lot. They certainly don’t expect that the systems on the vehicle designed to protect them in case of an accident might end up hurting them instead. But this month, Toyota will issue a recall of more than a million of its vehicles to fix a potentially dangerous automotive defect in their airbag systems.

This time, the recall involves more than 1.3 million cars, including the extremely popular Corolla and Corolla Matrix models in the United States, Canada, Mexico and Japan. The problem involves a defective microchip in the airbag control unit. If the chip receives electrical interference from other electronics in the car, it can make the airbags deploy at the wrong time.

To date, Toyota reports that there have been 18 cases in which airbags have deployed at the wrong time, causing minor injuries. Two accidents also have been reported, although Toyota claims that it has been unable to verify those.

In order to repair the problem, Toyota will install an electrical signal filter to the airbag control module, which should take about an hour to complete.  This simple fix is supposed to remedy this specific Toyota Airbag Defect.

There are enough things to think about while driving, without having to worry about whether or not the safety systems installed on our vehicles to keep us safe will end up hurting us. If you or someone you know has been injured in an accident, and you think an automotive defect may be a cause, call the Automotive Defect Lawyer at Hill Law Firm today.

Airbag Defects, Automotive Defects, Product Liability