Our Client leased a 2016 Toyota Tacoma 4x4 bearing VIN 5TFSZ5AN9GX007455 from Toyota of Redlands that was advertised as “new” on December 22, 2015, with about 300 miles. Within the first 2,304 miles on the odometer, the Vehicle began experiencing numerous problems, including front drive shaft, anti-lock brake system failure, and engine failure. The Vehicle was out of service for more than 30 days during its first 18,000 miles and under 18 months of use due to repairs covered by the warranty. Our Client attempted to negotiate a repurchase from the manufacturer on his own, but after receiving a letter of rejection for his request, our Client decided to take legal action.
After retaining our attorneys at Lemon28, Toyota of Redlands and Toyota Motor Sales, U.S.A. repurchased the defective Vehicle and our firm recovered $40,000.00 on behalf of our Client.