The owner of the Toyota GR86 whose warranty was canceled due to a breakdown caused by skidding the car will have a happy ending. As the Japanese brand has decided, they will finally deal with the repair of the sports car’s engine, which may set a precedent for similar cases. The story of the car’s owner, Blake Alvarado, recently went viral. According to the American, the engine of his Toyota GR86 broke down after traveling about 22,000 kilometers, since the oil collection tube was clogged after part of the sealant fell into it. Apparently it’s a common damage on these blocks, especially when skidding. Due to the fact of having participated with the car in an event, in which there are images in which the sports car appears skidding, Toyota refused to include the repair in the guarantee. This generated a lot of controversy, since the car itself has been advertised like this on several occasions, especially in the United States. For this reason, they have now rectified in a statement. They maintain the guarantee if you participate in a legal eventIn said document, the company has indicated that the models of the GR range are focused on enthusiasts who are looking for great driving experiences, even in events on closed circuits, since they are sports cars . Therefore, they have mentioned that participating in a legal and regulated event should not void the guarantee. Of course, they have clarified that this does not apply to those users who carry out unregulated competitions or use the car incorrectly, but it does apply to cases such as the one denounced by Alvarado. Even so, they have added that each situation will be evaluated individually. In this way, the owner of the car will finally have his engine repaired without any additional expense, which should also be a relief for other owners. After all, in the North American country the Toyota GR86 has been sold for several months and several owners were concerned about experiencing a similar situation. Now, it seems, they can rest easy.
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