The auto manufacturer, Toyota, has issued a recall on 36,000 Tacoma pickup trucks due to a stalling risk. The recall involves the 2016 and 2017 Toyota Tacoma with a
V-6 engine. The manufacturer says the stalling risk is due to an engine crankshaft timing rotor that may have excessive anti-corrosion coating on it. This could make the crank position sensor malfunction, causing the vehicle to run rough, misfire, or stall. Toyota will not comment if there have been any reports of injuries due to the defect.
Toyota has previously recalled 250,000 Tacoma pickup trucks worldwide due to a potential oil leak hazard. The recall involves the 2016 and 2017 Toyota Tacoma. The vehicle can potentially leak oil causing damage to the rear differential. The risks associated with this defect are noise, reduced propulsion, and even loss of control of the vehicle.
How to know if your vehicle has been recalled
If your Toyota Tacoma falls between the affected model years (2016 and 2017), be on the lookout for notification of the recall. Toyota will be notifying affected owners starting next month. You can also visit Toyota.com/recall for more information.
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.