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Toyota Defects Linked to Deaths, Millions of Recalled Vehicles

Toyota defects have put millions of people at risk of serious injury or even death. At Smith & Hassler, we want you to know you have options if you have been injured or have suffered financially. Our experienced Houston attorneys are prepared to help Toyota owners with defective vehicles pursue compensation. Call or email our Houston Toyota defect lawyers today for a free consultation. Act promptly. A delay may affect your rights to compensation.

For decades, Toyota was a company that topped "best of" lists for safety and reliability. Recently, however, the safety and reliability of Toyota has come under scrutiny. Toyota has recalled more than 8 million vehicles. Deaths have been linked to some models of Toyotas having unintended acceleration. Toyota defects may have caused devastating car accidents.

Vehicles affected by the Toyota recall

Toyota class action lawsuits have been filed in connection with the massive Toyota recall involving the following vehicles:

  • 2007-2010 Camry
  • 2005-2010 Avalon
  • 2004-2009 Prius
  • 2005-2010 Tacoma
  • 2007-2010 Tundra
  • 2007-2010 ES 350
  • 2006-2010 IS 250 and IS350
  • 2008-2010 Highlander
  • 2009-2010 Corolla
  • 2009-2010 Venza
  • 2009-2010 Matrix
  • 2009-2010 Pontiac Vibe
  • 2009-2010 RAV4,
  • 2005-2010 Avalon,
  • 2008-2010 Sequoia

The Toyota-built 2009-2010 Pontiac Vibe (no longer in production) also is part of the recall.

If your Toyota is part of the recall, the time to take action is right now. Call a Houston Toyota recall lawyer at Smith & Hassler: 1-877-777-1529.

Types of Toyota Defects

The following are some of the problems affecting vehicles that have been subject to the Toyota recall:

  • Unintended acceleration due to floor mat trapping the gas pedal. Toyota has recalled more than 4 million vehicles due to this "accelerator pedal entrapment."
  • Unintended acceleration, or uncontrolled acceleration, due to sticky gas pedals. To address the defect, Toyota for a time suspended sales of eight of its most popular vehicles, recalled 2.3 million vehicles, and shut down five assembly plants.
  • Momentary brake failure in the Toyota Prius hybrid, leading to a Toyota Prius recall of nearly a half-million cars.

Don't hesitate to get in touch with a tough-minded Toyota defect attorney if you or someone you know has been injured or financially affected by a Toyota that experienced any of the above-listed problems. You may be entitled to compensation related to your losses.

Contact a Toyota defect lawyer today

At Smith & Hassler, we put experience and resources to work for clients. If you have questions about a potential Toyota brake recall lawsuit, we look forward to hearing from you. Choose experienced Toyota defect lawyers. Contact us today for a free and confidential consultation.