It has been a great ride for Toyota Motor Sales (TMS) U.S.A., Inc. for many years. The brand is identified with quality and safety for their cars.
In the past few months, the ride has become rough as the beleaguered company struggles through motor vehicle recalls, a public relations disaster and now the onslaught of litigation.
First, there are the shareholder issues with alleged failures to disclose the acceleration design defect that has been known to the company for a decade according to a recently filed lawsuit. Another suit has been filed on behalf of a class of consumers that own Highlander, Lexus or Prius models. Another suit involves 2010 models of the Prius and the Lexus HS250h.
The recall of Toyota cars is vast. The company has called back millions of cars due to gas pedals that stick in the acceleration position and floor mat dangers. The famed Prius has been subject to a specific recall for 2010 models and brake issues.
Toyota owners should consult the Toyota website to determine whether their particular vehicle is subject to a recall. These recalls are for serious and potentially dangerous defects.
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For more information about the Toyota recalls, please consult the recall link.
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