Hello and thanks for taking my question.
Purchased a new Toyota truck on 5/24/07 in California.
The truck is fairly tall (6ft.+) and looked undamaged upon delivery.
Two weeks later, washed truck and upon washing roof, noticed
paint work tape lines, overspray, dirt particles under paint and scratches on roof.
Returned to dealer at 18 days and 300mi. on odometer after purchase with complaint of truck being damaged/painted and being sold as a new truck.
Dealer claims must have happened at the delivery port by Toyota and is sending a Toyota rep. out to inspect the truck this week.
The truck will obviously need to be painted a second time now with this obvious unacceptable prior damage/work done.
I believe that a new vehicle that needs to be repainted twice and was not disclosed to the new car purchaser (myself) as having damage/paint work done should not qualify as a new vehicle.
My question is, do I have any legal basis to require Toyota to replace the truck with an undamaged truck?
I believe the Toyota rep. will try to argue that a second repaint is acceptable for a new vehicle.
I disagree and would like to prepare for the refusal of Toyota to replace the truck.
Thanks for your help,