October 26, 2007 - Torrance, CA - As part of Toyota's overall disaster relief efforts, Toyota Financial Services (TFS) announced it is offering a number of payment relief options for its customers directly impacted by the wildfires ravaging many parts of Southern California.
Impacted lease and retail customers who reside in the FEMA designated disaster areas of Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside, San Bernardino, San Diego, Santa Barbara and Ventura Counties may be eligible to take advantage of several payment relief options, some of which include:
• extensions and lease deferred payments
• redirecting billing statements
• arranging phone or on-line payments
Toyota Financial customers should call (800) 874-8822.
Lexus Financial customers should call (800) 874-7050.
Additionally, qualified residents in these areas needing to purchase a vehicle may also take advantage of a 180 Day Deferred First Payment Program designed to assist customers with their transportation needs as they work through the recovery process. This program is available through participating Toyota and Lexus dealers and TFS.
"As a company headquartered in Southern California, we have been watching first-hand the devastation brought on by these fires and how they have impacted our customers, neighbors, dealers and employees," said George Borst, TFS President and CEO. "We commend the amazing efforts and bravery of those fighting the fires and providing emergency relief. They have our eternal gratitude,"
In addition to providing financial relief options to customers, Toyota's North American affiliate companies, including Toyota Motor Sales and Toyota Financial Services have contributed $2 million to the disaster relief efforts of the American Red Cross. Toyota Material Handling USA is donating Toyota lift trucks and pallet jacks to unload and distribute relief supplies.
About Toyota Financial Services
TFS is the finance and insurance brand for Toyota in the United States, offering retail auto financing and leasing through Toyota Motor Credit Corporation (TMCC) and extended service contracts through Toyota Motor Insurance Services (TMIS). Lexus Financial Services is the brand for financial products for Lexus dealers and customers. TFS currently employs over 3,000 associates nationwide, and has managed assets totaling more than $74 billion. It is part of a worldwide network of comprehensive financial services offered by Toyota Financial Services Corporation, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Toyota Motor Corporation.
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