Cuomo Strikes Deal with Toyota on Recall
Wednesday, February 24, 2010
As Congress investigates the faulty brake problem with some Toyota vehicles, the Japanese carmaker has pledged to help inconvenienced New Yorkers.
Attorney General Andrew Cuomo announced the agreement with Toyota in which the automaker will offer at-home vehicle pickup, free rental cars, and other assistance to the 500,000 New Yorkers affected by the vehicle recall.
Cuomo says losing a vehicle for any length of time is a setback for citizens who depend on their cars to get to work.
"They're not in a position to go out and rent a car and pay the costs, that's expensive," says Cuomo. "So I think Toyota is doing the right but fair thing here."
Cuomo says New York is the first state to reach this kind of agreement with Toyota. Car owners affected by the recall can learn more of the details at NYToyotaHelp.com.
Among the vehicles affected by the recall are 19 Toyotas in the Attorney General's official fleet.