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Rust

Peeled Paint on the Hood of a Ford Explorer

Ford Motor Company has been hit by a number of class actions lately about allegedly false fuel economy ratings for some of its vehicles. This class action is not about that. The complaint alleges that Ford Explorers have defective aluminum hoods that prematurely corrode or experience bubbling and damage to the paint on them. 

Toyota 2011 4Runner

The frame of the Toyota 4Runner is the vehicle’s main support structure, to which all other pieces are attached. In an accident, it’s a primary protection against injury. But the complaint for this class action claims that Toyota did not adequately treat 4Runner frames during manufacturing for model years 2005 to 2011, so that they are excessively susceptible to rust. 

image of a 2010 tacoma

The plaintiffs in this lawsuit allege that the frames of certain Toyota Tacoma, Tundra, and Sequoia vehicles lack adequate rust protection, resulting in premature rust corrosion of the vehicles’ frames.