If my Toyota is on a recall list, will I be liable if I'm in an accident?

You will only be liable in an accident if you were negligent in your driving or in getting your vehicle repaired after you were informed about the recall. Generally, a driver is liable in a car accident if the driver breached the duty of care by not acting like a reasonable person would act given the circumstances and causing damage as a result. It is possible that you may also be liable if you were given reasonable notice, time and opportunity to repair your car and failed to do so.
Toyota may be liable for damages caused by cars on their recall list if the accident was caused by a design defect, manufacturing defect, or a warning defect in the vehicle. 

The information on this page is meant to provide a general overview of the law. The laws in your state and/or city may deviate significantly from those described here. If you have specific questions related to your situation you should speak with a local attorney.

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