Toyota, Takata Recall Additional 650,000 Cars with Defective Airbags

Drivers and front-seat passengers of an estimated 2.3 million Toyota vehicles are said to be at risk of being injured by defective airbags that could blast out during a crash and propel shrapnel at occupants.

Japan-based airbag manufacturer Takata Corp., together with Toyota Motor Corp., issued a recall today asking these car owners to bring back their vehicles to fix the defective airbags.

Today’s 650,000-vehicle recall brings the total number of cars affected to 2.3 million vehicles.

Over the past five years, roughly 7 million cars have been recalled due to the defective Takata air bags and last year alone Toyota spent $300 million to fix the cars recalled for defective air bags made by the company.

Today’s recall comes after Takata officials say they discovered record-keeping errors as far back as 2001 and 2002 in their Mexican manufacturing plant where these airbag inflators were made.

Additionally, the recall has prompted a new investigation by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration into cars equipped with these defective airbags.

California Lemon Law Attorney James Johnson says drivers whose vehicles are subject to repeated repairs or defects under certain conditions may have grounds for a Lemon Law case under California laws.

“Fortunately there are no known injuries resulting from these defective airbags,” said Attorney James Johnson, a California Lemon Law Attorney. “If you are the owner of one of these vehicles and have experienced repeated repairs and or loss of use for 30 days or more – it’s possible you have a Lemon Law claim.”

The experienced and professional Lemon Law Attorneys at Johnson Attorneys Group are here to help protect your rights under California Lemon Laws. We offer a free consultation and all attorney fees are paid by the manufacturer. Call us today at 800-235-6801.

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