According to many different news outlets, Toyota has issued another recall. This time for 420,000 cars in the United States alone after they noted a possible steering problem with some vehicles.
According to their reports, this is a safety recall to replace an item the company claims to be the crankshaft pulley that is part of the V6 engine. The issue can cause the wheel to become hard to handle. So far, the problematic steering malfunction affects 550,000 cars all over the world, it must be corrected immediately or the outer ring and inner ring of the pulley will become misaligned, which will cause noises and lights to signal warnings.
According to the official reports, the belt for the steering pump can become detached as well, which will cause the wheel to become rough. Injuries or serious accidents have not been reported regarding this issue according to an official release from Toyota until this moment.
This is yet another recall for Toyota. Since September 2009, the company has issued over 13 million product recalls in the U.S. alone.
As a Seattle car accident lawyer I urge all car owners to be specifically aware of possible recalls involving the brands of vehicles they own. Many personal injury lawyer are familiar with cases related to drivers who couldn’t control their vehicle due to technical difficulties that should have been prevented by a quality inspection from the carmakers.
– Kirk Bernard