The lawsuit against Toyota and Southeast Toyota Distributors was originally filed in 2017, and included millions of 2012-2017 Camry and Camry Hybrid cars.. Owners of these defective Toyota Camry’s allege that the passenger compartment becomes filled with noxious fumes distributed by the HVAC system, due to moisture and subsequent bacterial growth.
Plaintiffs that brought the suit allege that the defendants,Toyota and SE Toyota Distributors, conspired to conceal these defects in the HVAC system and protect the Toyota brand.In addition, the lawsuit alleges the defendants conspired to overcharge Toyota Camry customers and avoid repairs and buybacks under Florida Lemon Law. These allegations include violations of the federal Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations (RICO) Act and the Florida Deceptive and Unfair Trade Practices Act (FDUTPA) against Toyota and SETD.
Camry customers were allegedly told by Toyota Dealers that the smell occurred naturally, One example of a violation included Toyota distribution of a misleading Technical Service Bullet that dealers used to inform complaining owners that the odors were “naturally occurring and could not be repaired, under warranty or otherwise,” the 2018 suit alleged.Toyota and Southeast Toyota Distributors had filed a motion for dismissal once before in 2019, but the lawsuit survived then, as well.
If you have a defective Toyota Camry, newer model 2016-2021, call Georgia Lemon Attorneys today at 404-737-3451 for a Free Case Review. You have nothing to lose except your lemon.