The auto manufacturing giant Toyota has recently admitted to a potential dangerous auto defect in many of their popular Camry cars. It is said the versions with seat heaters may pose a fire danger risk. Specifically, the material is not up to industry standards regarding fire retardation. Despite the auto defect, at this time the manufacturer does not expect to issue a recall on the cars, including those in West Virginia.
Additionally, the auto manufacturer has said that no drivers have reported injuries or fires as a result of the defect. It is estimated that over 35,000 vehicles in the United States are affected with this defect. Even though there have been no reported fires, it may still be important for all Toyota Camry owners to consider that they may be at risk for physical harm.
Previously, the auto giant has been slow to issue recalls for certain problems with their cars. This caused a firestorm of negative publicity, fines and expensive repairs. Despite the industry requirements to issue recalls when drivers are in danger, it should be noted that consumers should be vigilant and could pursue personal injury compensation if they have been harmed because of the risk for fire.
If a West Virginia Camry owner has suffered because of this auto defect, he or she could consider filing a wrongful death or personal injury claim. It is important to have adequate documentation and evidence to validate any claims made against the company. Compensation could be awarded to cover any costs associated with pain and suffering from a car accident.
Source: CNBC, Toyota announces seat issue, possible recall, Adam Jeffery, Jan. 31, 2014