Toyota Manufacturing Liability And Negligence Regarding A Toyota Motor Corporation Vehicle

934 WordsDec 9, 20144 Pages
Today’s consumers, for the most part, consider buying a car one of the most important investments of their life, next to buying their home. The average price for a new Toyota Motor Corporation vehicle today is around $25,000 or more, with the company also manufacturing Lexus models. This solidifies its rather large and costly importance in terms of budget for families and single consumers. As vehicle technologies advance so do their expected safety ratings and features, which are often times important selling points for both consumers and salesmen alike. However, there are still margins for error regarding manufacturing and safety, which unfortunately results in loss of life at times for some consumers, which puts Toyota at risk for being held liable concerning product liability and subsequently negligence. One such case involving product liability and negligence concerning a Toyota Motor Corp. vehicle is Saylor v. Toyota Motor Sales, U.S.A, Inc. In order to understand our rights as consumers we will examine, the specifics of the Saylor v. Toyota case, the outcome concerning product liability and negligence in the case, as well as our rights as consumers concerning recalls on vehicles, and possible assistance offered for consumers. First a little background on the Saylor v. Toyota Motor Corporation case. On “August 28th 2009” while on a family outing in “Lexus ES 350 Sedan” loaner vehicle, “off-duty California Highway Patrol officer Mark Saylor, his wife, thirteen year old

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