Toyota Motor Corp. is facing a new vehicle defect issue, according to a businessweek.com article. Reportedly, the auto giant has been subpoenaed by a New York federal grand jury to provide documentation regarding flaws in steering relay rods. Previously, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration opened an investigation of the defective steering rods. The subpoena comes after nearly 1 million Toyota vehicles were recalled in the United States due to defective steering rods in 2005.
Regardless of the severity of a vehicle defect that occurs during the warranty period, manufacturers have an obligation to repair the defect in a timely manner and at no cost to the consumer. According to the California lemon law, a vehicle may be a lemon if a safety defect cannot be repaired after two attempts.
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