Toyota Cracking Up?

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A recent class-action lawsuit against Toyota Prius 2016-2017 cars alleges that the windshields have defects that cause visibility problems and safety issues.  The owners of these cars claim that the chips and cracks in the glass cost them hundred of dollars to replace the windshields with the ones that are as defective as the originals.

 The plaintiffs involved in the lawsuit claim that Toyota  routinely denies warranty coverage for cracked windshields by blaming the damage on road debris and rocks.  But some claim that the windshields crack while the cars are parked.  Typically the cost to replace the windshields have been between $400 and $800 and even more to fix front camera systems once the old windshield are removed.

 Toyota says the arguments will not hold up according to the law, even though more than 200,000 2016-2017 Prius cars could be affected by the lawsuit.  With regards to the claims about design defects involving the windshields, Toyota states the new vehicle warranty omits design defects in Toyota’s written warranty concerning “materials and workmanship.”

 

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