McPhadden Samac Tuovi LLP (“MCST”) has commenced a proposed class action against Toyota Canada Inc. in reference to its Tacoma, Tundra and Sequoia vehicles. The lawsuit is in regards to the frames of the vehicles that are said to rust prematurely and is brought on behalf of residents of Canada owning or leasing the vehicles in question.
The specific Toyota models at issue are:
- Tacoma 2005-2010
- Tundra 2007-2008
- Sequoia 2005-2008
It has been alleged in legal proceedings in the United States that the frames of these vehicles are prone to excessive, premature rust corrosion, which places vehicle occupants at risk of serious injury and/or death and reduces the value of the subject vehicles.
The lawsuits in the United States have been tentatively settled, subject to court approval. Compensation under the U.S settlement may be worth as much as $3.4 billion.
The terms of the U.S. settlement generally appear to be reasonable. Our objective in the Canadian lawsuit is to obtain comparable settlement terms at any early stage.
In the event settlement is not possible at any early stage in Canada, the lawsuit will be diligently prosecuted.
If you own or lease any of these Toyota vehicles and the frame suffers from excessive rust, you are encouraged to complete the questionnaire at this link: Toyota Rusty Frame Class Action Questionnaire
Completion of the questionnaire does not establish a lawyer/client relationship between you and our firm. That may only be achieved by executing our retainer agreement.