Safety Recall Issued On Toyota Corolla And Lexus IS: Airbags May Deploy Inadvertently And Wiper Blades May Not Work Under Certain Weather Conditions

Krohn and Moss, Ltd. has become aware of a safety recall regarding  serious and potentially dangerous defects in Toyota Corolla and Corolla Matrix vehicles as well as a separate defect in Lexus IS vehicles in the United States.

Toyota Motor Corp. will recall nearly 1.3 million cars globally for two separate defects, including 752,000 Corolla and Corolla Matrix vehicles in the United States to fix airbags that could be deployed inadvertently.  Specifically, An IC chip in the airbag control unit can malfunction when it receives electrical interference from other parts in the car, causing the airbags to deploy when it is not necessary.  The problem has caused minor injuries such as abrasions in 18 cases that have been reported and two accidents have been reported by customers outside Japan.  To remedy the problem, Toyota plans to add an electrical signal filter to the airbag control module to the recalled vehicles (repairs expected to take an hour to hour-and-a-half).

Separately, Toyota will also recall 385,000 Lexus IS and its series, including 270,000 Lexus IS vehicles in the United States over wiper problems. The wiper arm nut of the front wiper in these vehicles may not be tight enough and the wiper may not work under certain weather occasions, including in snow.  Toyota will exchange the nut in repairs that will take about 30 minutes

If you have a question regarding your Toyota Corolla or Lexus IS, you should call the experienced lemon law attorneys at Krohn & Moss, Ltd.  Our lemon law attorneys will take time to talk to you about your rights and will let you know if they can help.  Visit or call 1-800-US-LEMON to submit your information to see if we can help.

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