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Owners of 2003-2009 Toyota 4Runners Experiencing Excessive Rust Corrosion May Contact Bell Legal Group for Information

July 1, 2021 GMT


Owners of 2003-2009 Toyota 4Runners experiencing premature rusting of the vehicle’s frame may contact Bell Legal Group for information about an inspection of the vehicle. An inspection of vehicles showing signs of premature rusting of the undercarriage will be helpful in providing information for a class-action lawsuit. 4Runner owners may call 843-546-2408 or visit for more information.

The firm filed a lawsuit in South Carolina in December 2018 against Toyota Motor Corporation on behalf of lead plaintiff Gary Weinreich. The lawsuit alleges that the frames on 2003-2009 Toyota 4Runners rust prematurely due to improper treatment against rust corrosion during manufacturing. The case is making headway, and Bell Legal Group is quickly gathering information to build its case.


According to the lawsuit, the defect causes severe premature rusting of the undercarriages on the 4Runners and poses a dangerous risk. The claim states that “the excessive rust corrosion on the Toyota 4Runner compromises the vehicles’ safety, stability, and crash-worthiness because important suspension components, engine mounts, transmission mounts, and body mounts anchor to the vehicles’ frames.” Documentation also shows that Toyota was aware of the problem and did not warn consumers or offer a solution to the issue.

Lead plaintiff Weinreich bought a new Toyota 4Runner in 2005 and noticed excessive rusting in 2011. In 2018, the front steering control arm of his 4Runner broke off, causing him to run off the road. The case claims that Weinreich attempted to contact Toyota during this time to voice his concerns over the excessive rusting, and Weinreich states that Toyota ignored his concerns.

Another class-action lawsuit involving Toyota Tacomas (2005-2010), Sequoias (2005-2008) and Tundras (2007-2008) experiencing the same premature rusting issues was settled in 2020. The settlement was for about $3.4 billion in benefits to the class.

Owners of 2003-2009 Toyota 4Runners may visit or call 843-546-2408 for more information.

About Bell Legal Group:


Established in 1983, Bell Legal Group is a law firm headquartered in Georgetown, S.C. focusing on auto safety litigation for more than 30 years. As the only law firm in the U.S. with its own state-of-the-art science and research lab dedicated to accurately recreating accidents and crime scenes, Bell attorneys have the skills and resources to handle the most complex injury cases. For more information, visit

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