In the midst of all the Toyota trouble comes another possible recall. The National Highway Traffic and Safety Administration is looking into repeated complaints about steering in Toyota Corollas.
Over 150 complaints have been filed with NHTSA regarding the Corolla’s electric assisted steering system. This system uses an electric motor to reduce the amount of torque the driver needs to exert on the steering wheel to turn the car. Many drivers have said they have tried to turn their car only to have the system give out on them.
Toyota officials have said IF there is a problem, it most likely connected to the tires or brakes and they will issue a recall if necessary.
More than 300,000 Corollas were sold last year, the second largest Toyota model sold in 2009 behind the Camry. A potential recall could affect more than a half million Corollas currently on the road. This problem comes on the heels of the 3.8 million vehicle floor mat recall and the 2.3 million vehicle gas pedal recall.
We are currently receiving numerous calls every day from Toyota drivers inquiring whether the lemon law applies to those affected in these numerous recalls. Obviously, many drivers do not feel safe driving their vehicle with all the news headlines.
If you previously reported the accelerator problem prior to the recall or if the problem is existing after the recall repair is performed, you may be entitled to remedy under State Lemon Laws or Federal Warranty laws. For more information, you can contact us at 1- 800 LEMON LAW (1-800-536-6652) or visit us on-line at www.lemonlaw.com and we will be happy to discuss the situation with you.