Have Toyota 4Runners with frame rusting issues been recalled?

Surprisingly, despite receiving numerous complaints from 4Runners owners concerning the premature rusting of the frame of the vehicle, Toyota Motor Corporation claims innocence and has not issued a recall on the defective automobiles.

answered by Gregory A. Cade

There is no recall on the defective Toyota 4Runners manufactured between 2003 and 2009

When it was found that the frames of Toyota 4Runners manufactured between 2003 and 2009 are prone to premature rust corrosion, this issue also reached the ears of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

As a result, the agency promptly took action and began investigating a series of Toyota 4Runners released during that period of time.

The following are some of the findings of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration concerning Toyota 4Runners from each year from that period of time. However, you may wonder why they mention recalls. It is important to know that there are multiple types of vehicle recalls, and these refer to Technical Service Bulletins.

  • 2003 Toyota 4Runner: 2 investigations, 3 recalls, and 644 complaints
  • 2004 Toyota 4Runner: 2 investigations, 2 recalls, and 599 complaints
  • 2005 Toyota 4Runner: 2 investigations, 5 recalls, and 378 complaints
  • 2006 Toyota 4Runner: 2 investigations, 5 recalls, and 330 complaints
  • 2007 Toyota 4Runner: 1 investigation, 5 recalls, and 142 complaints
  • 2008 Toyota 4Runner: 1 investigation, 5 recalls, and 89 complaints
  • 2009 Toyota 4Runner: 1 investigation, 6 recalls, and 20 complaints

While there is no voluntary recall coming from Toyota Motor Corporation on their defective 4Runners, there is a federal class-action lawsuit against the company, which more and more defective vehicle owners are joining with each passing month. Even though company representatives refused to speak about the issue of premature rusting, they agreed to solve the problem through a settlement. Toyota Motor Corporation will be held liable for knowingly putting on the market defective vehicles and for failure to warn consumers.

File your Toyota 4Runner claim with the help of our resourceful legal team

Our law firm has been offering legal assistance to people who owned or were injured by defective products for nearly 30 years. If the frame of your Toyota 4Runner has become rusted and poses a danger to you and your passengers when you are driving, we highly advise you to contact our skilled legal team, who will carefully assess your case and file a claim with the company for you.

The only things we will need from you are several photos of your rusted Toyota 4Runner frame, and if you went through a car accident due to the vehicle’s frame defect, your medical records. Eventually, you will obtain the money necessary to have the undercarriage of your automobile replaced by Toyota, as well as financial compensation to cover your medical expenses if you experienced a car accident.

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