While Toyota investigates accelerator pedals that pose the danger of sticking, the automaker has informed dealers to stop selling 8 popular models. Only days after Toyota issued a new recall on January 21, 2010 of 2.3 million vehicles to fix the gas pedal problem without the presence of a floor mat, the following vehicles are not to be sold throughout the United States: RAV4 (2009-2010 Models), Corolla (2009-2010 Models), Matrix (2009-2010 Models), Avalon (2005-2010 Models), Highlander (2010 Model), Tundra (2007-2010 Models), Sequoia (2008-2010 Models), and certain Camry (2007-2010 Models).
Toyota has also stopped production at five different factories until a remedy with the gas pedal mechanisms is completed. After reports examining incidents of random acceleration in which some fatalities occurred as a result, Toyota is expected to make every effort to address the situation in a timely and efficient manner. In the fall of 2009, Toyota claimed to have fixed the acceleration and alleged floor mat problem relating to its original recall of 4.2 million cars. Since this time, over 60 new incidents of runaway Toyotas have been reported.
If you or someone you care for has been injured or killed in an auto accident caused by a stuck accelerator while driving one of the Toyota models listed above, the Los Angeles Toyota accelerator defect attorneys atCalifornia personal injury law firm Panish Shea & Boyle LLP may be able to help you. Their California auto product liability lawyers work on a contingency-fee basis, which means that if they accept your case, you do not pay any legal fees unless they obtain a recovery for you. Contact the experienced auto product recall lawyers at Panish Shea & Boyle LLP today to schedule a consultation.