Toyota Launches Car Recall Over Safety Fears

Specialist Calls For Lessons To Be Learnt Over Issue

30.06.2011

Car manufacturer Toyota has launched a recall of some of its hybrid vehicles after concerns were raised over a potential problem with a supply circuit.

Highlander hybrid and Lexus RX400h models sold across the globe by the company are affected by the announcement, which is related to an issue which could see vehicles stop as a result of a blown fuse.

Experts in the industry have claimed that the problem will raise concerns over quality control measures used by Toyota, as this is the latest in a series of recalls in recent months. 

Katrina Elsey, a specialist at Irwin Mitchell who helps those injured as a result of problems with defective products and equipment, said it was vital that lessons are learnt.

She said: “It is a concern that once again Toyota has had to launch a recall in relation to its vehicles and it is clear that answers are needed over how these problems came to occur.

“When buying any product, consumers deserve to know they are purchasing cars which are completely fit for purpose and safe for use.

“Reassurances are clearly needed that every effort has been made to ensure issues like this are identified earlier, before drivers are put at risk of any harm.

“I hope that Toyota can be open and honest about improving safety standards, as well as show clear evidence that they have made every effort to keep their customers as safe as possible.”