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Thursday, April 29, 2010

Toyota Calls Back Another Vehicle Model

Toyota's troubles just seem to roll on and on. The Japanese carmaker on Wednesday announced the recall of some 50,000 Sequoia sport utility vehicles from the 2003 model year to fix a problem of unintended slowing in certain circumstances.

Toyota said it had no reports of accidents or personal injuries associated with the issue, and that half of the vehicles already had been repaired under warranty. But it said the recall reflected the interest of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration in the matter. The company plans to send model owners a letter about the recall in late May.

Since October, Toyota has recalled more than 8 million vehicles worldwide. It recently agreed to pay the U.S. government a record $16.4 million fine related to its response to a sticking gas pedal issue.

Defective automobiles are a concern for any car owner, and a source of risk for any driver, passenger, or pedestrian. Earlier on this blog, we reviewed how decades of litigation helped put in place guidelines to protect the interests of consumers.

Unfortunately, more remains to be done. At The Cochran Firm, we continue to push for fair treatment of our clients when manufacturing or other vehicle defects lead to injury or death. If you would like to discuss a possible claim, we urge you to contact us for a free, no-obligation consultation at any of our nationwide offices.

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