In May, Toyota started a program that could decrease the chance of a severe automobile accident, such as a wrongful death car accident. Toyota has offered to buy back trucks (Tacoma) that are too badly rusted to be fixed. The offer is for Tacoma trucks sold from 1995 to 2000.
As an automobile driver, you are probably thinking that Toyota intends to buy the trucks back for a tiny amount of money. Instead, Toyota offered a car accident prevention buyback program which will pay up to 1.5 times the value of the suggested automobile Kelley Blue Book price for an automobile in excellent condition (meaning, regardless of the affected car’s condition, such as rust).
To our San Diego firm’s experienced car accident lawyers, this seems very fair. Toyota will also extend your truck’s frame warranty from the usual three years to 15 years. Hopefully any car company would be willing to extend such a helping hand if they knew it prevented property damage and saved lives in the process.
Rust may merely be a cosmetic problem, but the corrosion can lead to holes appearing in your frame. Even if you are not a Toyota Tacoma owner, you should take in your car for regular maintenance to catch these and other kinds of problems that could potentially result in a serious car accident or even a major wrongful death, such as if your car frame should collapse or your breaks down on the road.
Our car accident lawyers do not believe all car manufacturers will be as nice as Toyota, so regular maintenance is essential. Bottom line, rust causes unnecessary automobile accidents. Our firm’s experienced accident lawyers are excited about Toyota’s effort to not just do was is expected, but to really take care of their automobile and truck customers.
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