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Toyota and Honda recall defective products

On Behalf of | Oct 25, 2018 | Defective Products |

The owners of Toyota or Honda automobiles in Texas may be impacted by recent recalls of these carmakers’ motor vehicles. The recalls involve hundreds of thousands of automobiles worldwide. Officials reported that the defective products have issues involving either their air bags or their camera software.

Concerning Toyota, more than 180,000 cars, sport utility vehicles and pickup trucks across the globe — but mostly in North America — are being recalled because their air bags might not inflate during a collision. The recall includes 2019 and 2018 Sequoia sport utility vehicles and Tundra pickups along with Avalon sedans from the 2019 model year. Apparently, the computer that controls the air bag may erroneously identify a fault after the automobile has started. As a result, the air bag might not deploy during a collision.

Regarding Honda, more than 230,000 Honda Accords from the 2018 model year are being recalled along with Insight hybrid motor vehicles from the 2019 model year. Authorities said that these cars’ software for their rear camera displays is malfunctioning. Specifically, the displays do not show images correctly when drivers shift their automobiles into rear, which can pose an accident hazard.  

Sometimes, car manufacturers produce motor vehicles that are dangerous for consumers to use. Unfortunately, even if they recall these defective products, customers in Texas may have already suffered injuries while using them. Fortunately, in these situations, the injured customers have the right to file product liability claims against the carmakers, seeking damages. Monetary compensation might help them to cover their medical bills and other losses stemming from the use of the defective automobiles.