Recent Toyota Recalls – Too Little Too Late?

Thursday, August 2, 2012

Recent Toyota Recalls – Too Little Too Late?

Written by Malman Law, reviewed by Steve J. Malman.

Toyota Motor Corp. has announced 2.17 million vehicle recalls, in addition to the massive 2009 recalls already announced. This means that “Toyota has now recalled more than 14 million vehicles globally over safety problems since 2009,” according to the Chicago Sun Times.

A local family is pursuing a wrongful death in Illinois lawsuit against the car company even amongst findings that “a study by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration that even enlisted the expertise of NASA engineers concluded this month that, despite rampant speculation, electronic flaws were not responsible for unintended acceleration in Toyota vehicles,” reports the Chicago Tribune.

The family of Leon Przybylowski is one of over 400 cases alleging wrongful death in Illinois or nationwide at the hands of Toyota Motor Corp. Mr. Przybylowski, a retired truck driver, was killed last May after his vehicle – a 2006 Corolla – suddenly and inexplicable sped through a strip mall parking lot and hit a brick wall. The accident was caught on video.

Three months after the man’s death, his Corolla was included in a 1.1 million vehicle recall for faulty engine control modules. The Toyota Motor Corp. claims the defect could cause harsh shifting or engine failure, but not unintended acceleration, as appears to be the case in Mr. Przybylowski’s accident.

The family feels otherwise, and will be pursuing a wrongful death in Illinois lawsuit with assistance from wrongful death lawyers in the Chicago area.


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