Why do Toyota 4Runners have frame rusting issues?

Toyota 4Runners from the 4th generation have frame rusting issues because the company was negligent and agreed to manufacture these vehicles with undercarriages improperly treated against rust corrosion.

answered by Gregory A. Cade

The frames of Toyota 4Runners were not adequately treated against rust corrosion

While there have been numerous issues reported by consumers regarding Toyota 4Runners manufactured between 2003 and 2009, the most prevalent seems to be that of premature rusting of the frames.

It is important to know that the manufacturer of the undercarriages of these automobiles is actually Dana Holding Corporation, which failed to properly treat the frames against rust corrosion.

In a previous lawsuit settled in 2020 for $3.4 billion by Toyota, the manufacturer of the vehicles' frames had to pay $25 million to the company for this defect.

However, because Toyota Motor Corporation agreed to use the defective frames on their 4Runners from the 4th generation, the company can be held liable. Therefore, you can file a claim with Toyota if your vehicle has this problem to have the frame of your car replaced for free by the company. If you are wondering how badly the rust corrosion has to be in order for you to become eligible to file a claim, the answer is simple: you should take your 4Runner to a mechanic in a repair shop, who will assess the severity of the issue. Once they say there is excessive rusting on the undercarriage of your car, you can proceed with seeking compensation.

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For nearly 30 years, our law firm has been pursuing compensation on behalf of owners and consumers of defective products, from medication to herbicides. If your Toyota 4Runner has severe undercarriage rust corrosion, all you have to do is take a few photos of the damage and send them to our legal team. The rest of the documents that are necessary for filing your claim will be efficiently handled by us.

We will carefully evaluate your situation and, if we determine that you are entitled to compensation, we will start preparing your claim for submission. The money you will eventually recover will help you have your 4Runner fixed by the company itself, as the cost of replacing the frame is approximately $15,000, and you are not responsible for the negligence of Toyota.

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