Toyota offering nationwide free rentals for recall clients

James Raia

Toyota offering nationwide free rentals for recall clients 1Toyota has initiated a nationwide “silver lining” in its recall fiasco. The carmaker has announced it will offer free home pick-up as well as rental cars at no cost to customers who have cars on the recall list.

The deal was initially scheduled only for New York, but when questioned about the free offer at the congressional hearings in Washington, a Toyota executive said the company was extending the same benefits across the country.

New York Attorney General Mario Cuomo said services in his state will include pickup and return of the vehicle, driving the customer to the dealership or their work place, and rental and loaner cars or taxis during the time the customer’s recalled car is being repaired or upgraded.

The system will likely work the same way in every state.

Toyota has not announced what vehicles it will use as rental cars.

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Article Last Updated: February 26, 2010.

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