Toyota recalls 308,000 RAV4 and Highlanders for exploding air bag defects

It's been more than 3 years since Toyota first leanred that its curtain-shield air bags could explode out - they call it "deploy" - without a crash and they finally are issuing a recall for nearly 308,000 of the utility vehicles, according to the New York Times.

The recall covers 2007 and 2008 model year RAV4 vehicles and 2008 Highlander and Highlander hybrids.

One owner reportedly said they just turned on the ignition and the side air bags on both sides exploded and "it felt like someone had put a bomb in my car."

If you've got one of these potential deadly defective Toyota SUV's, don't take a chance. If your dealer won't help you, we can. Getting rid of lemons is what we do. Everyday. For over 30 years.

Share this:


Known nationwide as a leading Lemon Law attorney, Ronald L. Burdge has represented literally thousands of consumers in "lemon" lawsuits and actively co-counsels and coaches other Consumer Law attorneys. From 2005 through 2018, attorney Ronald L. Burdge has been named as the only Lemon Law Ohio Super Lawyer by Law and Politics magazine and Thomson Reuters Corp., Professional Division. Burdge restricts his practice to Lemon Law and Consumer Law cases. The Ohio Super Lawyer results are published annually in the January issue of Cincinnati Magazine. Ronald L. Burdge was named Consumer Law Trial Lawyer of the Year 2004 by the National Association of Consumer Advocates, the nation's largest organization of consumer law private and government attorneys. "Your impact on the auto industry has been magnified many times over because of the trail you blazed for others," stated NACA's Executive Director, Will Ogburn. Burdge has represented thousands of consumers in Ohio, Kentucky and elsewhere since 1978 and is a frequent lecturer to national, state and local Bar Associations and Judicial organizations. Burdge is admitted to Ohio's state and federal courts, Kentucky's state courts, and Indiana's federal courts. Other court admissions are on a "pro hac" temporary, case by cases basis.