Toyota is recalling over seven million vehicles due to defective power window switches. The defective switches have led to several vehicle fires and even some deaths. This the largest recall for Toyota and comes only two years after Toyota was forced to recall almost 4 million Toyota and Lexus vehicles.
In August 2009, a California family of four was killed in a fiery crash while riding in a Lexus loaner vehicle. The mats trapped the gas pedal and led to the crash. In October, Toyota recalled 3.8 million vehicles because the floor mats trapped the gas pedal. A month later, Toytoa announced a plan to shorten the gas pedal to eliminate the problem but also increased the recall to over 4 million vehicles. In January of the following year, Toyota recalled another 2.3 million cars because the gas-pedal assembly stuck and led to “unintended acceleration,” and suspends production on eight Toyota models. In Feburary, over 400,000 Priuses are recalled for brake issues. In July, Toyota opens six offices in the United States to research information about its ongoing safety issues. In December 2010, the U.S. government slaps $48.8 million in fines for delays in to reporting Toyota’s ongoing recalls to the government. Today, Toyota announces its largest recall to fix the faulty window switches.
A look at Toyota’s safety struggles, www.miamiherald.com October 10, 2012.
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