LOS ANGELES – A Marina del Rey Lexus owner has filed a class-action lawsuit against Toyota over its handling of an airbag recall.
Carole B. Black filed a complaint on behalf of all others similarly situated on Aug. 24 in the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California, Western Division against Toyota Motor Sales U.S.A. Inc.; Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing North America Inc.; and Sullivan Luxury Cars LLC, doing business as Lexus Santa Monica, alleging violation of the Magnuson-Moss Warranty Act, California False Advertising Law, California Unfair Competition Law and other counts.
According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges that in July, she received a notice regarding a recall due to a defective Takata airbag in her vehicle. The plaintiff alleges she contacted Toyota about replacing the airbag, but was told the company does not have a current plan to replace them or parts. Once the parts are available, the suit states, those affected by the recall will be placed in a queue for repairs.
The plaintiff holds Toyota Motor Sales U.S.A. Inc.; Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing North America Inc.; and Sullivan Luxury Cars LLC responsible because the defendants allegedly failed to provide proper remedy to the defective airbag that is present on their vehicles.
The plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seeks award of compensatory, exemplary, punitive and statutory damages; disgorgement of all allegedly ill-gotten profits; all legal fees and interest; and any other relief as the court deems just. She is represented by Shannon A. Lang of Shannon A. Lang PLLC in Houston.
U.S. District Court for the Central District of California, Western Division Case number 2:16-cv-06343-CBM-AGR