Toyota Recalls Vehicles for Faulty Air Bags and Wipers

Toyota is recalling more than 1 million cars around the world due to faulty air bags and defective windshield wipers. According to reports, the company is recalling 907,000 cars, mainly Corollas, after discovering that the air bags aren’t inflating properly.The automaker is also recalling some 385,000 Lexus IS luxury cars due to the fact that the windshield wipers can become stuck in heavy snow.


According to reports, there have been two motor vehicle crashes associated with the air bag problem; injuries are not known. According to an article by the Associated Press, Toyota hasconfirmed 18 incidents in the U.S. of abrasion-type injuries related to the air bag defect. The total number of problems involving the faulty air bags has reached 46 in North America and one in Japan. The automaker has also received 25 reports involving the defective windshield wipers.The air bag recall includes 752,000 Corolla and Corolla Matrix’s in the U.S., roughly 141,000 vehicles in Canada and thousands of other vehicles in Japan and Mexico. The Toyota recall affects vehicles manufactured between December 2001 and May 2004. The company is asking people to bring in their vehicles so the defective part can be fixed.The windshield wiper recall involves three different kinds of Lexis IS models. Some 270,000 vehicles were recalled in the U.S. and another 17,000 were recalled in Canada. The recall also affects the Lexus IS sold in Europe, the Middle East and China. Affected cars were manufactured between May 2005 and October 2011.After suffering blows to its reputation because of massive recalls involving bad brakes, gas pedals and floor mats, Toyota Motor Corp. finally regained its position as the number one automaker.  Global sales recently reached 9.748 million.

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When auto makers fail to reach a certain standard, the safety of its drivers can be jeopardized. If you or someone has been injured because of a defective auto part, you may be eligible for financial compensation. To learn more, contact a personal injury lawyer at The Law Office of Melinda J. Helbock.