The auto manufacturer, Toyota, has issued a recall on certain 2018-2019 Tundra pickup trucks and Sequoia SUVs along with 2019 Avalon vehicles due to an airbag defect.

Toyota says, that because of the defective programming in the vehicle’s airbag control unit, a fault could be mistaken during the vehicle start up. This could disable one or more of the airbag sensors that detect crashes.

This could result in certain airbags not deploying in the event of a crash.

Toyota did not comment if there have been any reports of injuries due to the recall. 

The manufacturer has not released when or how the defect will be fixed. To see if your vehicle is affected in the recall, visit Toyota’s website or contact your local dealer

Recovering compensation after an injury from a defective product

It is a manufacturer’s responsibility to make sure their products are safe for consumers.  If someone is injured due to a defective product, a product liability claim may exist.  A claim may be pursued to pay for damages caused by the defective product such as medical bills, missed time from work and pain and suffering. 

If you or someone you know has been seriously injured by a defective product, it is important to contact a personal injury attorney to review your rights.  Call 412-661-1400 to schedule a free consultation with a personal injury lawyer in Pittsburgh at Berger and Green today.

Source: USA TODAY, “Toyota recalls 2.4 million Prius hybrids that could stall while driving”