Personal Injury Risks Prompt Toyota, Hyundai Recall
Automakers have been reporting on auto recall after auto recall recently. Last week, the U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration issued several recall announcements after major automakers recalled thousands of vehicles over issues that could lead to personal injury.
The latest two recalls issued with the help of the federal agency include campaigns launched by Hyundai and Toyota. Both campaigns expose consumers to serious risks and in order to ensure accidents are prevented, they are urged to act promptly and heed the manufacturers’ instructions.
The first recall involves Hyundai Motor vehicles of the Genesis model manufactured between February 21, 2014 and January 24, 2015. According to the federal agency, these vehicles come with rear combination lamp assemblies that could be exposed to a water leak.
The exposure to the water could then cause the instrument panel to display the wrong gear, increasing the risk of an accident since the engagement of the selected gear may suffer delays as a result. This issue could be even more problematic when the vehicle is shifted from Park to Reverse or Drive.
The federal agency has stated that all impacted 2015 Genesis vehicles could expose consumers and their loved ones to personal injuries as a result of this issue. To prevent crashes, Hyundai will be contacting car owners with the recalled models in their possession. All impacted cars will be inspected and if necessary, pads will be applied so that water intrusion is prevented. This may protect the combination lamp housing, making accidents less likely to occur.
While the issue is a serious one, the company hasn’t announced a notification schedule as of yet. If you have concerns or doubts regarding this recall, make sure to contact the manufacturer immediately to have them addressed as soon as possible.
The official auto recall announcement was originally published by the manufacturer with the help of the NHTSA.
Toyota’s Auto Recall Linked To Increased Crash Risks
According to the official recall announcement published by the NHTSA and Toyota, the company has recalled all units of the 2015 Tacoma pickup trucks manufactured between August 7, 2014 and December 22, 2014. The vehicles impacted by this recall may fail to comply with federal requirements concerning their tires and wheels.
Since the vehicles’ tires and wheels may have changed to TRD PRO accessory tires and wheels, the information on the tire placard may end up being incorrect. This problem may cause the tires to experience inflation issues if the driver is following wrong information. This problem could then cause vehicles to be exposed to accident risks.
To prevent tire deflation and even accidents, Toyota will be contacting all impacted vehicles. Dealers will send a revised tire placard to all vehicle owners with the recalled Tacoma pickup truck. The new placard will contain the correct tire size and inflation information.
If you have any questions or concerns related to this recall, follow this link to read the full announcement issued by the company.