As reported by the Wall Street Journal
, Toyota is voluntarily recalling approximately 214,000 RAV4 and 94,000 Highlander models from 2007 and 2008 for possible airbag malfunctions.
The recall, which affects only those models sold in the United States, comes from a flaw in the sensory system that detects the vehicles' roll angle. This system is designed to protect passengers in the event of a roll-over crash. In the event that one of the two sensors malfunctions, the airbag warning light will activate and the roll-detection sensory system will stop working. The worrisome scenerio comes with the possibility of both
sensors malfunctioning, which may cause the airbags to inadvertently deploy.
Toyota has advised that no other Lexus or Toyota models have been affected. Since vehicles in other markets do not have the sensory system causing this recall, only those models sold in the United States are being recalled. For more information, visit the Toyota website
If you have been injured in a roll over crash or any other kind of car crash, an experienced personal injury attorney can help you. The Andrew Kim Law Firm
offers free consultations to discuss your accidents and your injuries and will help you with the insurance companies. For an appointment in the Tacoma area, call (253) 682-2000; in Bellevue and surrounding areas, call (425) 289-1990 or toll free at (800) 636-3676.
Category: Car Accidents
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