Another Toyota recall. Toyota announced that it has recalled more than 1.5 million vehicles for brake and fuel pump defects. The braking defect permits brake fluid to leak from the master cylinder that causes brake performance to decline. Toyota’s fuel system defect results from defective fuel pump wiring that could cause engine malfunction.
Toyota’s latest recall brings raises Toyota’s total recalls to more than 11 million vehicles worldwide in less than one year.
From Paul Eisenstein:
This has been Toyota’s annus horribilis.
The Japanese automaker has been lurching from recall to recall, tarnishing its once-vaunted reputation for quality and giving its competitors, including U.S. companies, an opportunity to try to dig into its market share.
The latest recall involves more than 1.5 million vehicles worldwide.
More coverage of Toyota’s latest recall:
- Toyota Brake-Fluid Recall Pushes 2010 U.S. Tally Past 5 Million [Makiko Kitamura and Alan Ohnsman at Bloomberg News / BusinessWeek]
- Consumer Confidential: Another Toyota recall [Los Angeles Times]
- Dark clouds gather over Toyota after new safety setback [Paul A. Eisenstein at MSNBC.com]
- Toyota to Recall 1.66 Million Avalon, Other Cars [Chang-Ran Kim at ABC News]
(c) Copyright 2010 Brett A. Emison
Brett Emison is currently a partner at Langdon & Emison, a firm dedicated to helping injured victims across the country from their primary office near Kansas City. Mainly focusing on catastrophic injury and death cases as well as complex mass tort and dangerous drug cases, Mr. Emison often deals with automotive defects, automobile crashes, railroad crossing accidents (train accidents), trucking accidents, dangerous and defective drugs, defective medical devices.