Toyota Rusty Frame Class Action

Toyota Rusty Frame Class Action - Thursday, February 9, 2017


Toyota Canada – Tacoma, Tundra and Sequoia – Rusty Frame – National Class Action Settlement


If You Own or Lease or Previously Owned, Purchased, or Leased a Toyota Tacoma (2005-2010), a Toyota Tundra (2007-2008), or a Toyota Sequoia (2005-2008), You Could Get Benefits from a Class Action

There is a proposed settlement in class action lawsuits started in Ontario and Quebec against Toyota Canada, Inc. (Toyota) concerning purchase(d) or lease(d) Model Year 2005–2010 Toyota Tacoma, 2007–2008 Toyota Tundra, or 2005–2008 Toyota Sequoia vehicles distributed for sale or lease in Canada.

The Courts will hold settlement and counsel fees approval hearings in Ottawa on September 7, 2018 at 10:00AM and in Montreal on September 5, 2018 at 9:30AM.

The proposed Settlement provides a free Frame Inspection and Replacement Program through which Toyota Dealers will, upon your request and free of charge, inspect the frames on the Subject Vehicles to determine whether your Subject Vehicle’s frame should be replaced. If the frame needs to be replaced because it satisfies the Rust Perforation Standard, replacement of the frame and associated parts will be at no cost to you. If the frame does not meet the criteria for frame replacement, under certain circumstances, the Toyota Dealer will apply Corrosion-Resistant Compounds (“CRC”) at no cost to you, pursuant to the Inspection Protocol. You can contact your Toyota Dealer beginning on July 21, 2018 to have your Subject Vehicle inspected as part of this program. The settlement also reimburses Class Members who previously paid out-of-pocket for frame replacement due to rust perforation that satisfies the Rust Perforation Standard that were incurred prior to June 8, 2018, and that were not otherwise reimbursed.

If the settlement is approved, and you do nothing, you will remain in the class and receive the benefits of the settlement, but will not be able to sue Toyota.
You have the right to appear in court to object to the proposed settlement.

You can exclude yourself from the class action by October 22, 2018. If you do so, you will not get any settlement benefits, but you keep the right to sue Toyota about the issues in the lawsuit.

The full length notice describing how to obtain settlement relief, object to the settlement, or exclude yourself after approval is available on this page and at

For more information or a claim form or opt-out form, contact the Administrator at 1-866-343-1858 or (

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.