San Diego product liability attorneys, we are concerned that the government investigation into fires in Toyota
vehicles continues to grow. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
recently announced that 600,000 Camrys and other vehicles are now included
in the probe.
In total, 1.4 million cars and SUVs from the 2007 to 2009 Toyota model
years are being investigated fires that start in the vehicle doors. All
of the vehicles use the same power window switch in the driver’s
door. The switches can overheat and cause fires, according to the NHTSA.
At this point, Toyota and safety regulators have received 161 complaints
of fires involving the vehicles. In addition, there have been nine reported injuries.
NHTSA has upgraded the investigation to “engineering analysis,”
which can lead to a recall. In the meantime, Toyota is advising owners
who smell smoke or feel heat in the doors to call their dealers or take
them in for an inspection.
Source: Associated Press
If you or someone you love has been seriously injured by a
dangerous or defective product, don’t hesitate to contact a
San Diego product liability attorney
at the Law Offices of Robert Vaage for a free consultation.