The case out of California’s Central District says the following vehicle models are not only unsafe in the event of a crash, but have been significantly diminished in value due to the alleged non-disclosure of the defect by the defendants:
2012-2018 Toyota Avalon;
2013-2018 Toyota Avalon Hybrid;
2011-2019 Toyota Corolla;
2017-2018 Toyota Corolla IM;
2011-2013 Toyota Corolla Matrix;
2012-2017 Toyota Sequoia;
2012-2019 Toyota Tacoma; and
2012-2017 Toyota Tundra.
Toyota and ZF TRW knew of the apparent defect as far back as 2011, the complaint says, when Toyota was already communicating with its co-defendant regarding the problem. After a number of reports of serious injuries and deaths, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration began aninvestigation into the airbag control unit defect, which continues through the present. The case says that the NHTSA investigation has linked the airbag control unit to at least four deaths.
To date, Toyota has not issued a recall nor offered proposed class members suitable repairs or replacements, the case says.