The world’s largest automaker has announced another in what has become a long series of recalls to replace parts that have caused accidents, injuries and deaths. The latest recall affects 412,000 Toyota and Lexus vehicles sold in the U.S. and addresses steering problems that can cause the steering to lock up unexpectedly. Toyota has recalled 373,000 Toyota Avalon sedans and 39,000 Lexus 470 SUVs to correct a defective part in the steering assembly.
Toyota claims that a part called a steering lock bar, which locks the steering wheel when one turns off the ignition, was improperly cast, and this can cause a crack to form on its surface. The crack can expand over time, causing the steering wheel to freeze in place while driving. The models affected by the recall include the 2000 through 2004 Toyota Avalon models as well as 2003 through 2007 Lexus 470 models. If you have sustained an injury in an accident caused by a locked steering wheel in one of the recalled models, Orlando Toyota recall accident lawyer James O. Cunningham may be able to help. Call him today toll-free at 888-425-2004 or 407-425-2000 to schedule a free consultation.
James O. Cunningham
Since 1977, personal injury lawyer James Cunningham has provided effective legal advocacy to people who are injured through the negligent actions of another person or entity throughout the Central Florida area. He fights to obtain recoveries for his clients’ physical and emotional pain and suffering and pursues his clients’ personal injury cases with a commitment to excellence and impeccable preparation.
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