Faulty Accelerators – Auto Product Defect Attorneys
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The potential problems that could arise from a faulty or stuck accelerator are clear. When a vehicle accelerates unexpectedly, the driver may not be able to take corrective measures to avoid other vehicles. Jim Lentz, the President of Toyota U.S. Operations, recently admitted that gas pedals of certain models can become “sticky” and that they can also get jammed under floor mats of certain models, causing unwanted acceleration and maneuvering problems.
Have you suffered injury because of a faulty accelerator?
Faulty accelerators have recently emerged in the news as various auto manufacturers have recalled countless cars, trucks and SUV’s for associated problems that have even provoked injury and death among some users. In fact, Toyota recently recalled almost 2.3 million vehicles for issues associated with the accelerators within them. Some of the models that were affected by the recall included:
- 2007-2010 Toyota Camry Accelerator
- 2005-2010 Toyota Avalon Accelerator
- 2004-2009 Toyota Prius Accelerator
- 2005-2010 Toyota Tacoma Accelerator
- 2007-2010 Toyota Tundra Accelerator
- 2007-2010 Lexus ES 350 Accelerator
- 2006-2010 Lexus IS 250 Accelerator
- 2006-2010 Lexus IS 350 Accelerator
Among other problems, a defective vehicle accelerator can cause increased acceleration or prevent drivers from being able to slow down. Numerous complaints surfaced among the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration regarding defective accelerators and sticking accelerator pedals.
In addition to some of the faulty accelerators plaguing Toyota in the past, Chrysler accelerators have also endured recalls and defects. As many as 700,000 jeeps and minivans have been recalled as a result of bad brakes.
Though plagued by faulty accelerators, some Toyotas and other vehicle have also struggled with bad vehicle floor mats that cause the accelerator to stick, sparking potentially dangerous speeds, preventing drivers from being able to stop and sometimes causing high speeds of up to 120 mph. Often, defective vehicle floor mats are made from rubber.
Some of the problems associated with the bad gas pedals include:
- Sticking or partially sticking accelerator pedal
- Loss of power over the accelerator, causing excessive speeds and loss of control
- Injury caused by inability to stop or control a vehicle
How The Carlson Law Firm Can Help
Defective auto products can be a dangerous problem that can result in serious injuries and even death. If you or someone you love has been seriously injured or killed as a result of faulty vehicle equipment, call our bad gas pedal lawyers in Austin, San Antonio, Killeen and statewide Texas at 888-335-7492, contact us online or visit one of the 11 office locations for our product liability lawyers in Texas for a free consultation today.
Our experienced personal injury lawyers, professional medical consultants, investigative team and caring staff will help you uncover answers to some of the questions surrounding your accident or the accident of a loved one while seeking just compensation for your injuries and loss. We care. We can help.