PHILADELPHIA – An Ardmore plaintiff initiated legal action against the Toyota automobile company, saying a vehicle he purchased was found to be leaking water on a number of occasions.

Max Her (a.k.a. “Inseong Her”) of Ardmore filed suit in the Philadelphia County Court of Common Pleas on Oct. 20 versus Toyota Motor Sales U.S.A., Inc. of Plano, Texas.

On Oct. 25, 2016, Her purchased a new 2017 Toyota Tacoma TRD Pro from Ardmore Toyota, manufactured and warranted by the defendant, and both purchased and registered in Pennsylvania. The price of the vehicle was in excess of $21,657.69, including registration charges, document fees, sales tax, finance and bank charges, but excluding other collateral charges not specified yet defined by the Lemon Law, the suit says.

The suit adds Her reported the Toyota Tacoma leaked water inside the vehicle and also contained a leaking rear differential component. Further, the plaintiff alleges a trio of unsuccessful repair attempts made by the defendant to address the water leakage issues “substantially impaired” the vehicle and made it worthless.

For alleged violation of the Pennsylvania Automobile Lemon Law, Magnuson-Moss Warranty Act, the Uniform Commercial Code and Pennsylvania’s Unfair Trade Practices and Consumer Protection Law (UTPCPL), the plaintiff is seeking damages up to three times the price of the subject vehicle, plus all collateral charges and attorney’s fees, with a total judgment not in excess of $50,000.

The plaintiff is represented by Robert A. Rapkin of Kimmel & Silverman, in Ambler.

Philadelphia County Court of Common Pleas case 171002649

From the Pennsylvania Record: Reach Courts Reporter Nicholas Malfitano at

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