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Sale of U.S.'s highest selling car halted due to safety issues

Toyota is a very well-known brand in the United States, and many Nashville residents own vehicles manufactured by this company. Almost all car companies have faced safety issues at one point or another, but when the vehicles are as popular as those made by Toyota it can be quite an undertaking to repair the affected cars. Often, when an auto defect is found in cars that are still being sold new, part of the remedy is to stop sales of that line until the problem can be fully resolved.

In response to a safety hazard, Toyota is halting U.S. sales for several of its models, including the Camry. This model was the most popular car in America in 2013, selling over 400,000 units. At issue are these vehicles' heated seats, which contain a material that does not meet U.S. safety standards because they pose a fire risk. The problem exists in various 2013 and 2014 Toyota models.

The order to stop sales will impact over 35,000 vehicles in the U.S. alone. The car manufacturer is unsure of the total timeline for the repairs. No related injuries have as yet been reported, but Toyota cannot resume selling affected models until they are all in compliance with U.S. safety codes.

If auto defects are not discovered and repaired quickly, they can lead to serious injuries and deaths. Those who have sustained an injury as the result of a negligent car manufacturer may wish to consult with an attorney to determine whether they are entitled to compensation.

Source: The Denver Post, "Toyota tells dealers to stop selling 6 models with heated seats," Jan. 31, 2014

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