Lawsuit: Florida Heat Spells Trouble for Lexus Dashboards

          Lawsuit: Florida Heat Spells Trouble for Lexus Dashboards

PR Newswire

MIAMI, July 23, 2014

MIAMI, July 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ --Residents from Miami-Dade and Lee
counties have filed a class action lawsuit against two Lexus dealerships and
Toyota Motor Sales U.S.A. Inc., alleging they were wrongfully denied
replacement parts for sun-damaged dashboards.

The lawsuit was filed Monday in Miami-Dade Circuit Court by attorney Juan
Bauta of the Ferraro Law Firm in Miami.

"The case addresses dashboards and other interior parts on Lexus vehicles
which have melted as a result of the Florida heat. Lexus issued a service
bulletin to replace the affected parts but only if the vehicles are still
under warranty. The damage is not only aesthetically bad but it also presents
a safety issue," Bauta said.

"The Florida heat caused the dashboards and other similarly constructed
interior components to become sticky, oily, shiny, cracked and degraded in
appearance," the complaint states.

The class representatives are Daniela Perez of Miami-Dade and Jesus Del Rio of
Lee. The Lexus defendants include G.F.B. Enterprises doing business as Lexus
of Kendall and Scanlon Lexus of Fort Myers Inc.

The complaint states Toyota issued a service bulletin in 2011 recognizing the
defect and instructing dealers to repair and replace the damage under a
comprehensive warranty.

However, the dealers refused to repair damage for vehicles no longer under
warranty, the lawsuit said, claiming breach of implied warranty. They seek
class certification, legal fees and other relief.

For further information please contact The Ferraro Law Firm, P.A. at
1-800-275-3332 or visit their website at

SOURCE The Ferraro Law Firm

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