TORRANCE, Calif., Oct. 26 /PRNewswire/ -- 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
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
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.
SOURCE Toyota Financial Services