Toyota Power Window ProblemsToyota has initiated a recall of over 7.4 million vehicles due to faulty power-window switches, which can pose a fire hazard to drivers. Seeger Weiss is investigating claims for a potential class action lawsuit against Toyota and asks that anybody affected by the faulty Toyota power-window switches come forward to have their case evaluated.
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Toyota Recall Issued After Reports of Smoke, Fire
In February of this year, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) opened an investigation in response to dozens of reports from drivers claiming their Toyota-model vehicles were experiencing overheating, smoking and fires caused by faulty power window switches.
Company initially denied the Toyota power window problems and instead blamed the defect on cleaning solutions used by car dealers. Since then, however, Toyota has altered its stance and now traces the defect to an uneven application of grease to the window switch during production—a discovery which led to the recall.
To date, over 7 million cars have been recalled affecting more than a dozen Toyota-model cars produced between 2005 to 2010, which makes it the biggest Toyota recall in the company’s 75 year history.
Though the company claims there have been no injuries caused by the defect, documents filed by US safety regulators prove that customers have reported 161 cases of fires and 9 injuries.
If you have been affected by the Toyota power-window recall, you may be entitled to compensation. To have your case evaluated for inclusion in a class action lawsuit, contact Seeger Weiss.