According to Reuters
has reached a settlement in a class action lawsuit involving owners of various
with severe frame rust. The settlement is for $3.4 billion and will pay for inspecting and replacing frames on affected trucks. It also allows Toyota to avoid admitting any wrongdoing. In total, this settlement could include 1.5 million 2005-2010
, and 2007-2008
reports that vehicles are eligible up to 12 years to the day that they were sold.
The Wall Street Journal reports
that Toyota will reach out to owners via mail, notices to publications, and internet methods.
This is far from the first time Toyota has dealt with troublesome rust on its pickup trucks. The company fixed many frames and even expanded its rust perforation
on 1995-2000 Toyota Tacomas. That warranty
covered over 800,000 trucks
. Toyota also had to issue
a recall for 2001-2003 Tundras
for frame rust. That latter recall also led to
a payout of $25 million to Toyota from Dana
, the company that supplied the frames. Two years ago,
from 2005-2011 were also
for leaf springs that could rust and break.