As American communities start to see the first signs of spring, Toyota is seeing its own “green shoots” as it starts to recover from what may end up being the biggest recall of its kind in modern history.
Over the past months, Toyota has had to recall the better part of its product line for issues involving sudden or unintended acceleration reported by drivers. The total recall number now stands at more than eight million vehicles.
After responding to allegations by government and consumer groups about possible misconduct and beginning to fix many of the recalled vehicles in the North American market, Toyota leaders say that a recent move to offer financial incentives has paid off. Toyota executives report an increase of over 30% in sales for the month of March. The same month has seen the company’s stock price rise by about 5%.
One of the bestsellers, according to Toyota, is the Rav4, a small-sized SUV vehicle. Sales of the vehicle more than tripled from February to March, and some experts see this as a sign of a financial thaw for the giant auto company.
Even as Toyota begins to pull out of their sales slump, drivers are still looking at the risks of owning a recalled vehicle and asking if their Toyota cars and trucks are safe for the road. Much of the controversy over the recall involves questions about electronic throttle systems that some believe may play a role in the acceleration problems reported. Toyota had claimed that the acceleration issues were related to floor mats and sticky gas pedals and not to electronics, but later, executives admitted that they had not ruled out other causes. Toyota has now fixed a major portion of the recalled vehicles with new floor mats and reinforced gas pedals, but there is still a lot of interest in investigating the “how’s and why’s” of the safety problems that initiated the massive recall. It is now expected that government groups including NASA will look into the issue on behalf of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and the American public.
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The Toyota recall has involved several dozen fatalities and many more injuries on the road. If you or someone in your family has experienced an injury in an accident involving a recalled Toyota, the law offices of James O. Cunningham, an experienced Toyota auto recall accident lawyer, can help. Our professional staff has knowledge of how to build a Toyota personal injury case. Call locally at 407-425-2000 or toll free at 888-425-2004 and get the help you need to go up against the auto maker when safety defects have caused harm to your household.
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