Vehicle owners in California and throughout the United States are well aware of the models included in the recent series of Toyota car recalls. An LA Times article reports that over 600,000 Toyota vehicles have been repaired and returned to their owners, including a daily rate of over 50,000 accelerator pedals fixes. It has been reported that alleged problems such as accelerator pedals sticking and steering wheel malfunction have affected a growing number of Toyota and Lexus vehicle occupants and owners. In fact, worldwide, 10 million Toyota and Lexus vehicles were recalled to be examined and reprogrammed by Toyota-trained mechanics.
While consumers faced temporarily losing their transportation at Toyota’s expense, the demand for rental vehicles has greatly increased. This has created a separate dilemma for car rental companies who could not distribute Toyota and Lexus models that were listed in the recall. In fact, popular franchise Enterprise Rent-A-Car tallied a record amount of internet reservations for all of its 5,000 neighborhood locations.
The Tanner Consumer Protection Act of California, commonly called the “California Lemon Law,” gives consumers the right to a new car or a full refund if a vehicle is still broken after a reasonable number of repair attempts. If you have spent time, effort, or money on repairs, and the problem with your vehicle is still not fixed, you may have a lemon.
For anyone with concerns or questions regarding their vehicle or the California lemon law, please call experienced California Toyota recall lemon law attorney Howard D. Silver at (855) 341-2611 to receive a free consultation. The Law Offices of Howard D. Silver provides quality legal assistance to those dealing with lemon vehicles or used car fraud. Contact Howard D. Silver today for more information about your rights as a consumer.