This class action alleges that Toyota’s 2AZ-FE engine is defectively designed and/or manufactured and these defects lead to excessive oil consumption.
Toyota’s 2AZ-FE engine is a 2.4 liter engine that was manufactured by Toyota Motor Manufacturing Kentucky, Inc. at its manufacturing plant in Kentucky. The 2AZ-FE engine is a straight-four piston engine with an aluminum engine block, cast iron cylinder liners and aluminum cylinder heads with dual overhead camshafts.
The following models and model years have the 2Az-FE engine
The lawsuit alleges that certain parts of the piston are defectively designed such that excess oil leaks into the combustion engine.
The lawsuit first alleges that the pistons and piston ring assemblies are defectively designed or manufactured and have insufficient tension which can cause engine oil to seep into the combustion chamber.
The lawsuit further alleges that the oil control ring groove and patin drain holes are defectively designed or manufactured which can cause debris build up that in turn prevents the oil from returning to the oil pan.
The lawsuit alleges that these two design and/or manufacture defects can cause excess oil consumption.
This case is in discovery. The most recent case management conference closes discovery in early 2016 with a proposed trial date of December 5, 2016. These dates tend to change. We will check back in April, 2016 to update the status.