Toyota and Nissan Issue Recalls for Over 1.5 Million Worldwide

2008 Toyota Sienna

2008 Toyota Sienna

On September 26, 2013, Toyota and Nissan announced two separate recalls that will affect over 1.5 million vehicles worldwide.  Toyota will be recalling 615,000 Sienna minivans in the United States.  The reason for the recall is that the minivan can shift out of park even if the driver is not depressing the brake pedal.  This defect increases the threat of the vehicle rolling away without the driver knowing.  The models affected are the 2004-2005 and the 2007-2009 vehicles.  The 2004-2005 were manufactured from January 10, 2003, through August 10, 2005.  The 2007-2009 models were manufactured from manufactured February 20, 2007, through December 12, 2008.

Toyota will mail initial notifications to owners beginning in late October 2013.  When the parts become available, owners will be sent a second notice and dealers will replace the shift lock solenoid, free of charge.  Owners may contact Toyota at 1-800-331-4331.

Click here to read the full New York Times article: Nissan and Toyota Issue Recalls for About 1.5 Million Vehicles Worldwide

Nissan will be recalling 908,000 vehicles worldwide due to defective accelerator sensors.  Because of the defective accelerator sensors, the vehicles affected could lose power and stall out.  To fix the problem, the accelerator pedal assembly must be replaced and the system reprogrammed.  In the United States, 98,000 of the Nissan 2006-10 Infiniti M models will be affected.  These automobiles were manufactured from April 4, 2004, through October 5, 2010.

Nissan will notify owners, and dealers will replace the accelerator pedal assembly and reprogram the engine control module, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin in early November 2013. Owners may contact Nissan at 1-800-647-7261.

Click here to read the full CBS News article: Nissan, Toyota recalling 1.5M vehicles

Recently, Toyota recalled over 1 million Toyota and Lexus models due to rear suspension, loose bolt, and overheating problems.

Americans rely on their car manufactures to provide a safe well-designed vehicle.  Sadly, that is not often the case.  The Auto Defect Attorneys at the Brandi Law Firm has successfully represented many people injured from defective Toyotas, Fords, Chrysler, Nissan, GM products and numerous other manufacturers and suppliers.  Often times, people involved in accidents do not examine the issues of defective vehicle design nor whether the car was truly crashworthy – does it contain the appropriate crash protection.  If you or a loved one has been injured in an auto crash, our attorneys at the Brandi Law Firm are available to consult with you.  Please contact our office at 800-481-1615 or email us.

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