While most products come with safety warnings not all consumers follow or even read them but it’s not always the consumer’s fault. A manufacturer’s most dreaded situation is being investigated for safety hazards and when found it can be turned into a nightmare of epic proportions.
After a woman testified before the US congress about how her Lexus accelerated to 100mph without her intervention a number of copycat accusers followed and created a public relations disaster. Toyota, under pressure from the NHTSA, recalled over 9 million vehicles worldwide. The models affected include Corolla, Camry, Tacoma, Prius, Matrix and Highlander.