Federal Safety Investigators have expanded their investigation into a potential fire hazard in Toyota vehicles. The investigation now involves 1.4 million Toyota Cars and sport-utility vehicles. According the National Highway Safety Administration there have been reports that the window switches on the driver’s side doors of a number of different Toyota models can overheat and catch fire. This problem has resulted in 161 fires and 9 injuries.
This investigation originally began in February and involved 800,000 2007 Camry sedans and RAV4 SUVs. Consumers have also been warned that because Toyota uses common components in almost all models it is possible that the investigation could be expanded to other vehicles. These other vehicles now include: Yaris subcompacts from 2007 to 2009 models, the entire 2008 Highlander Hybrid SUV run, and all Camry sedans produced in the 2008 -2009 model-year.
If you or a loved one has been injured in one of these vehicles due to a fire please call Begam & Marks immediately for representation. We have decades of experience holding companies responsible for the injuries they cause, and we understand how important it is to the client that we resolve their case as quickly as possible.