Toyota Busted In Australia For Lying About Leather

Toyota Busted In Australia For Lying About Leather

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission is on a roll this year as it was last year after today busting Toyota Australia for telling fibs about the fabric its car seats are made out of. Yes, really.

Toyota Australia admitted today that it had engaged in “misleading conduct” when selling thousands of cars to Aussies between 2005 and 2009. Toyota buyers were being told by the car company that their seats were leather, when in fact the seats were only partially leather.

Dealers reportedly amended their behaviour at one point by telling folks that the seats had “leather accents” (I’d love to hear a leather accent), which was also misleading.

The models the ACCC had beef with included cars in the Camry, Aurion, Prado and Kluger lines.

Toyota Australia has given the ACCC an enforceable undertaking and promised not to be naughty with leather again.

Don’t have a cow, you guys. [ACCC]