Nissan Recall and Toyota Defects Prompt Attention

Posted By The Carlson Law Firm || 27-Sep-2013

Another Nissan auto recall has emerged in the news, bringing the question of vehicle safety to the forefront for consumers and auto makers alike. The latest auto recall plaguing the industry involves more than 1.5 million Toyota and Nissan vehicles.

The Nissan recall was announced Thursday, including more than 900,000 vehicles, including:

  • Serena minivan recall
  • Infiniti M recall
  • X-trail SUV recall

According to Nissan Motor Co. sensors in the vehicles being recalled may be defective, which could, potentially, affect the way vehicles stop and start during operation. As a result of the Nissan sensor malfunction, vehicles could stop, even when in operation or traffic.

In addition to recalled Nissans affected by defective accelerator sensors Toyota similarly announced a vehicle recall involving thousands of Sienna minivans. Toyota Minivans recalled included 2004, 2005, 2007, 2008 and 2009 years of the model.

As a result of the Toyota recall, which occurred as a result a shift locking defect, that can cause vehicles to shift from the park position to drive without prompting from drivers. According to an article published by CBS News, Toyota reported that as many as 21 people had reported accidents related to the Toyota shifting defect.

Although recalls are an important aspect of keeping consumers safe from injury and accidents associated, some recalls are delayed. In fact, many product and auto recalls only occur after injuries and accidents have been reported to the National Highway Traffic Administration and auto makers.

If you or someone you love has been injured as a result of a recalled vehicle, call our auto defect lawyers in Texas for a free consultation today. With years of experience dealing with vehicle defects and product liability, our team of attorneys and investigators have access to vital information and resources that help our personal injury clients hold companies responsible for negligence and bad products. We care. We can help.

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