If you own or lease a Toyota that has a defect, you may be entitled to a cash settlement, refund, or replacement vehicle under the Toyota Lemon Law. At Young & Young APC, our lawyers exclusively handle California Lemon Law cases. We know how these claims work and will guide you through the legal process. Our lawyers will fight relentlessly against Toyota on your behalf to pursue the case results that you deserve.
Toyota produces about 10 million vehicles per year, making it one of the largest manufacturers in the world. Unfortunately, not all Toyotas are safe to drive. Every year, thousands of Toyota cars, trucks, and SUVs are recalled due to serious defects. Many of these defects increase the risks of car accidents, injuries, and deaths.
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration received the following number of complaints per Toyota model from 2020 to 2022:
Source: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
If you purchase or lease a Toyota and have to bring it to the dealership repeatedly for a chronic problem, you may have a lemon. Reported Toyota Lemon Law issues include: engine, suspension, transmission, steering, electrical system, cooling system and airbags. Recent Toyota recalls have cited problems with the parking brake, child seat anchors, software system, axle shaft, rearview camera, skid control software, electrical system, and power steering.
There have been several Toyota recalls announced in the last year alone. For example, certain 2022 Lexus NX250, NX350, and Toyota Tundra vehicles were recalled due to an issue with the brake actuator assembly that can prevent the electric parking brake from being engaged. This recall impacted around 83,725 Toyota vehicles.
One of the largest Toyota recalls this year was a software problem that affected 458,054 vehicles. This defect increases the risk of a crash by disabling the stability control system. It affects certain 2022 Lexus LX, Toyota RAV4 HEV, 2021-2022 Lexus LS HEV, Lexus NX HEV, Lexus NX PHEV, RAV4 PRIME, Sienna, Toyota Mirai, Venza and 2020-2022 Toyota Highlander HEV vehicles.
If you have purchased or leased a Toyota that ends up being a lemon, you are entitled to a remedy by the auto manufacturing company. Section 1790-1795.8 of the California Civil Code – also known as the Song-Beverly Consumer Warranty Act – states that an automobile manufacturer is obligated to arrange prompt repairs for a defect that substantially impairs the use, value, or safety of the vehicle.
If the dealership cannot fix the problem within a reasonable number of attempts or a reasonable amount of time, the manufacturer is obligated to provide one of the following resolutions:
In California, no specific number constitutes a “reasonable” number of repair attempts. Instead, this is determined on a case-by-case basis. If your Toyota constitutes a lemon under California law, you have the right as a consumer to choose your desired resolution. Young & Young APC assists vehicle owners/lessees when manufacturers such as Toyota breach this obligation.
Toyota Lemon Law cases are not always straightforward. Fortunately, you do not have to deal with a lemon on your own. The attorneys at Young & Young APC are highly experienced in this practice area. We are here to help you go up against Toyota to demand a fair resolution for the problem. Request your free case consultation with one of our attorneys today – contact us online or call (833) 536-6600.
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