Vehicle recalls are unfortunately a common occurrence. Even if you purchase a luxury vehicle such as a Lexus, it may end up being recalled. Recently, Toyota announced a recall involving Lexus convertibles and sedans in the United States. These vehicles feature a fuel leak, which could cause a fire.
If you’ve sustained an injury as result of a recalled Lexus or another vehicle, consult our experienced Chicago product liability attorneys at Staver Accident Injury Lawyers, P.C. Call us at today to schedule a free case assessment.
More Details About the Lexus Recall
Approximately 115,000 Lexus IS and GS owners are involved in this recall. These vehicles are equipped with six-cylinder engines and have an issue in the fuel injection system.
A seal in the fuel injection system may become hard and crack over time. When this occurs, gas may leak. According to Toyota, a leak near the ignition source is dangerous as it poses a fire risk.
Lexus dealers are replacing the fuel delivery pipe with a new one for free for affected owners. If you did not receive recall notice in the mail and would like to determine whether your IS or GS is involved, visit Toyota’s website and enter your Vehicle Identification Number (VIN). You may also call the Lexus Guest Experience Center at 800-255-3987.
Why Do Vehicle Recalls Occur?
Recalls occur as the result of damaged vehicle components. At Staver Accident Injury Lawyers, P.C., our legal team has represented clients who have sustained injuries in vehicles that were recalled because of:
- Brake failure
- Faulty seatbelts
- Overinflated or underinflated airbags
- Poorly designed roofs
- Defective tires
- Abrupt acceleration
Recalls are usually announced when an auto manufacturer or the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) determines that one or several car models feature safety-related defects or fail to comply with a federal safety standard. Recalls alert owners of the issue and offer a free remedy.
Unfortunately, some owners of recalled vehicles fail to get them fixed. This is usually because they are too busy, believe their car is fine, or are simply unaware of the recall.
How a Chicago Product Liability Lawyer is Here For You
If you’ve suffered from a broken bone, burn, head injury, neck injury, spinal cord injury, or any other type of minor or more severe injury because of a recalled vehicle, consider consulting a Chicago product liability lawyer. They can thoroughly investigate your case and determine whether you may file a claim against the vehicle manufacturer, supplier, dealer, or another party.
If you do have a valid claim, a skilled lawyer can assist you in collecting the compensation you may be entitled to. The compensation may be used to pay for damages such as:
- Medical bills
- Lost wages
- Pain and suffering
- Emotional distress
Hurt by a Recalled Vehicle? Contact Staver Accident Injury Lawyers, P.C.
If you’ve been hurt from a recalled Lexus or another vehicle, reach out to our highly skilled Chicago product liability attorneys at Staver Accident Injury Lawyers, P.C. today. For a free, no-obligation consultation, call us at as soon as possible.