Steering Problems Provoke Toyota 420,000 Vehicle Recall
Posted By The Carlson Law Firm || 9-Nov-2011
Plagued with recalls, Toyota has announced yet another group of some 420,000 U.S. vehicles that may have defective steering issues.
The Japanese automaker has noted that belt for the power steering pump could potentially become detached from a pulley in the vehicle, making it difficult for drivers to navigate, sparking possible accidents or injury.
Although no injuries have been reported regarding the defective steering in Toyota vehicles, the recall comes amidst 13 million other issued by Toyota, just in the U.S. since September 2009.
Previous recalls of Toyota vehicles have been issued in efforts to correct mechanical failures that caused out of control acceleration, a problem that did, unfortunately result in injuries and deaths. More than 2 million Toyota vehicles were recalled because of the defective acceleration problems.
Some reports estimate as many as 2000 cases of Toyota vehicles which accelerated unexpectedly, to speeds as high as a frightening 100 miles per hour. Despite the attention placed on acceleration issues associated with Toyota vehicles, steering problems are not new to the plague of recalls issued by the automaker. Some claims point to suspicion that Toyota tried to cover up mechanical flaws that negatively affected safe vehicle operation.
According to the automaker, consumers with effected vehicles will receive notification in the mail about the current issue surrounding problematic steering.