Update: Toyota Rav4 Recalled for Crash Hazard
Toyota is recalling 2021 RAV4 Prime vehicles which were sold with headlight aiming caps that may have been improperly closed, allowing for horizontal adjustment of the headlight beam. "Adjusting the horizontal headlight beam can increase glare, reducing the visibility of an oncoming driver or the vehicle operator, increasing the risk of a crash," NHTSA said. Toyota is notifying owners and dealers will close the aiming caps on the headlights, free of charge. This recall began on January 4, 2021.
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What's the Problem?
According to the U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), this recall affects:
- 1998-2000 Toyota RAV4
- 1998-1999 Toyota RAV4 EV
- 1998-1999 Toyota Celica
- 1997-1998 Toyota Supra
These recalled Toyota vehicles are equipped with defective airbag inflators that may absorb moisture, causing the airbags to rupture or under-inflate during an accident, NHTSA said. In the event of an airbag rupture in a crash, metal fragments could strike the driver or passenger at high speed, causing severe bodily harm, including death.
Toyota is in the process of developing a remedy for the airbag problem, and will notify affected owners when one is available. This recall began on March 22, 2020.
Do I Have a Toyota Rav4 Recall Lawsuit?
The Product Liability Litigation Group at our law firm is an experienced team of trial lawyers that focus on the representation of plaintiffs in Toyota Rav4 Recall Lawsuits. We are handling individual litigation nationwide and currently accepting new injury and death cases in all 50 states.
If you or a loved one has been injured by a recalled Toyota Rav4, you should contact our law firm immediately. You may be entitled to a settlement by filing a suit and we can help.