NHTSA Investigating Toyota Corolla Over Airbag Failure
Toyota spokesman Brian Lyons said the carmaker will fully cooperate with the NHTSA. Since 2009, the company has recalled a total od 9.2 million vehicles worldwide and more than 13.7 million in the United States to address safety complaints, most involving reports of the famous unintended acceleration.
This latest NHTSA probe comes in response to a report filed in March by Fred and Susan Maynard, then of Williamsburg, Va. “The air bags failed!! We had no protection,” Fred wrote.
The couple were driving at night when they struck a deer that bounded in front of their car as they were driving at 55 mph on a four-lane highway from Gettysburg to Harrisburg, according to their letter, which was posted on NHTSA’s website. Thankfully, neither of them was injured in the accident.
The last major Corolla recall in the US evolved some 1.13 million units of it and the Matrix made between 2005 and 2008. The issue was with a manufacturing defect of the ECM which can cause a series of problems. Toyota says that several components of the module could have developed cracks in time, leading to issues like the check engine light becoming active, harsh shifting or even engine start failure.
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These people suffered absolutely zero injuries in the accident, so why do they feel they need an airbag? If the airbags would have gone off, they likely would have had minor burns, abrasions, and bruising from the deployment.
These idiots should take their car back to the dealer, return it, and explain that they are too dumb to safely operate ANY motor vehicle, as they lack common sense and a basic understanding of the way a car operates.