What's the Problem?
This recall affects Toyota Tacoma trucks from model years 2018-2019, according to the U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA).
The low-pressure fuel pump inside the fuel tank of affected Toyota pickups may fail, NHTSA said. If the fuel pump fails, the engine can stall while driving, increasing the risk of a crash.
Toyota will notify owners when a remedy is available. This recall began in February 2020.
Toyota to Pay $3.4 Billion to Settle Rusty Truck Frame Action
Toyota Motor Co. in November 2016 agreed to pay approximately $3.4 billion to compensate owners of certain Tacoma, Tundra, and Sequoia trucks which were sold with frames that are prone to rust corrosion and perforation in order to settle a proposed class action lawsuit in California federal court.
The Plaintiffs asked U.S. District Judge Fernando M. Olguin to preliminarily approve the deal, which provides inspections for the 1.5 million vehicles potentially affected by the flaw, as well as the replacement of frames for an estimated 225,000 trucks.
The class action was filed in March 2015 by owners from 9 states, including New York, California and Florida, alleging that the frames of the model year 2005 to 2009 Tacoma vehicles were not properly protected from rust corrosion and that Toyota Motor Corp. was aware of the defect but failed to remedy the situation.
Plaintiffs further alleged that Toyota did take certain steps to fix the problem, such as warranty extensions, recalls, and “limited service campaigns,” but argued that they fell short because all of these actions only covered a small number of the affected trucks. For example, the service campaign only covered Tacomas in certain cold-weather states, such as Pennsylvania, Massachusetts, and Illinois, the complaint states.
The lawsuit is: Brian Warner et al v. Toyota Motor Sales USA Inc., case number 2:15-cv-02171 in the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California.
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Do I Have a Toyota Tacoma Recall Lawsuit?
The Product Liability Litigation Group at Schmidt & Clark, LLP law firm is an experienced team of trial lawyers that focus on the representation of plaintiffs in Toyota Tacoma Recall Lawsuits. We are handling individual litigation nationwide and currently accepting new injury and death cases in all 50 states.
If you or a loved one has been injured by a recalled Toyota Tacoma, you should contact our law firm immediately. You may be entitled to a settlement by filing a suit and we can help.