Automotive manufacturer Toyota recently announced a recall of over 1.8 million of its RAV4 SUVs. Vehicle owners who have suffered injuries due to a vehicle defect should turn to the product liability lawyers of Eisenberg, Rothweiler, Winkler, Eisenberg & Jeck, P.C. Our firm has a proven record of success in product liability cases, including a $976 million award for a defective seatbelt (the largest auto defect award in Pennsylvania history), a $55.3 million verdict for a defective seatbelt that caused a client to become paralyzed in an accident, and a $36 million settlement for an unsafe tire causing a RV to crash and kill a retired wife and mother.. Call us today to learn more about your rights if you were hurt by a defective car part.
Why Were Toyota RAV4s Recalled?
The manufacturer is recalling the vehicles because of a fire risk. In the Toyota RAV4 recall announcement, the company stated that 2013 through 2018 models have an issue with the size of the vehicle’s battery. Improper tightening of the battery’s hold-down clamp could cause the battery to shift when the vehicle makes a sharp turn, potentially causing a short circuit and a fire.
The company did not confirm whether the defect had already caused vehicle fires. Toyota stated that it continues to work on a solution to the problem and that once it develops a new hold-down clamp, battery tray, and positive terminal cover, dealers will replace the equipment in owners’ vehicles for free. Meanwhile, the company plans to notify affected vehicle owners by late December 2023.
How Do I Know If My Vehicle Was Recalled?
The RAV4 recall follows another recall announced by Toyota that affects approximately 750,000 Highlander and Highlander Hybrid vehicles. Owners of Toyota vehicles can check to see if their vehicle has an active recall by using the lookup tool on Toyota’s website and entering their vehicle’s license plate number or VIN. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration also maintains a recall database for vehicle owners to look up active vehicle recalls via the vehicles’ VIN.
How Our Product Liability Lawyers Can Help
Has a defective automotive part hurt you? Then let the product liability lawyers at Eisenberg, Rothweiler, Winkler, Eisenberg & Jeck, P.C. fight for the financial recovery and justice you deserve by:
- Investigating your case to obtain evidence proving that you suffered injuries due to a defective product
- Preserving the vehicle so that crucial evidence to prove the case is not lost or destroyed
- Working with experts to build a compelling case that explains the product’s defect and shows how it caused you harm
- Documenting your injuries and losses so we pursue full financial recovery
- Preparing and pursuing your case on your behalf so you can focus on healing
- Pursuing a maximum financial award for your ongoing and future medical care, lost income, and pain and suffering
If you’ve been harmed by a product that should never have been put on the market, get legal help to stand up to manufacturers to demand accountability. For life’s toughest trials, turn to Eisenberg, Rothweiler, Winkler, Eisenberg & Jeck, P.C. Contact us today for a free, no-obligation consultation to discuss your legal options with our experienced trial attorneys.