PHILADELPHIA – A Fairless Hills litigant initiated legal action against the Toyota automobile company, saying a vehicle he purchased vibrated when proceeding at certain speeds and when braking, among other defects it exhibited during use.
Randy Mazzocchi of Fairless Hills filed suit in the Philadelphia County Court of Common Pleas on Oct. 27 versus Toyota Motor Sales U.S.A., Inc. of Plano, Texas.
On Nov. 30, 2015 Mazzocchi bought a new 2016 Toyota Tundra from Muller Automotive of Lawrenceville, N.J., manufactured and warranted by the defendant, purchased in New Jersey and registered in Pennsylvania. The price of the vehicle was in excess of $44,949.75, 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 Mazzocchi learned the Toyota Tundra’s steering wheel shook while driving, had a pulsation in the pedal, vibrated while traveling at speeds ranging from 25 to 45 miles per hour and vibrated while braking. Mazzocchi went on to say that four repair attempts were made to solve these mechanical difficulties, but all of them ultimately proved unsuccessful.
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 171003557
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