Toyota 4Runner Excessive Rust Defect Information

If you own a 2003-2009 Toyota 4Runner, your vehicle may be experiencing excessive rusting of the frame posing a dangerous risk to you, your passengers, and others on the road.

Research has shown that improper treatment of the frames during manufacturing may lead to premature rust corrosion in 4th generation Toyota 4Runners compromising the safety and stability of the vehicles. When the frame is rusted, important suspension components, engine mounts, and body mounts that are anchored to the frame may break, causing a major driving hazard and potentially endangering you and your passengers.

If your 4Runner is experiencing premature rusting, an inspection of your vehicle will not only determine if your 4Runner is safe to drive, but it will also provide helpful information for a class-action lawsuit.

For additional information or to schedule an inspection of your 2003-2009 Toyota 4Runner, please fill out the form below and someone will be in touch with you. We encourage you to act quickly, as the lawsuit is progressing quickly.

About the Class-Action Lawsuit

Bell Legal Group filed a lawsuit in South Carolina in December 2018 against Toyota Motor Corporation on behalf of lead plaintiff Gary Weinreich. Lead plaintiff Weinreich bought a new Toyota 4Runner in 2005 and noticed excessive rusting in 2011. In 2018, the front steering control arm of his 4Runner broke off, causing him to run off the road.

Documentation shows that not only did Toyota ignore Weinreich’s concerns but also that the company was aware of the problem and did not warn consumers or offer a solution to the issue.

Another class-action lawsuit involving Toyota Tacomas (2005-2010), Sequoias (2005-2008) and Tundras (2007-2008) experiencing the same premature rusting issues was settled in 2020. The settlement was for about $3.4 billion in benefits to the class.

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