Torrance-based Toyota Motor Sales USA...

Torrance-based Toyota Motor Sales USA settles sludge lawsuit

There are 69 comments on the Daily Breeze story from Jan 11, 2007, titled Torrance-based Toyota Motor Sales USA settles sludge lawsuit. In it, Daily Breeze reports that:

Torrance-based Toyota Motor Sales USA Inc. has reached a tentative agreement to settle a class-action lawsuit by owners of select Toyota and Lexus models who complained their car engines were damaged by oil ...

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ecaine

Memphis, TN

#65 May 10, 2009
Just wondering...do you still own your 2002 Highlander???
Jennifer wrote:
I just bought a 2002 highlander 2 weeks ago and since then I have changed the oil (900 miles before it needed it) because of smoke from the tail pipe. I have also had to add a quart in 1 week because it was low. I have found out however that it is the valve seals and NOT sludge that is the problem. Maybe you should have your car checked first before you start thinking the worst like I did after I read all of the petition things on the net each case is different. I do feel sorry for those who have actually had sludge problems. For all of those who grip because Toyota wants all oil change records...It's because of all the others who just want money for any reason that have caused them to be so strict. My husband works for Toyota and it is IN AMERICA WITH AMERICAN MEN AND WOMEN BUILDING< PAINTING< AND SWEATING OVER IT!
Par3duke

Worcester, MA

#66 Feb 24, 2010
Hey, Toyta engine fires are not hype I understand everyone want to be loyal to their favorite car manufacturer but when lives are at risk it isn't hype. My son had a brand new (6 months old)Toyota truck and went out to start it the day after Thanksgiving 2007 went back into get his coffee and came back out and the engine compartment was on fire, it was a total loss including catching the front of his house on fire and part of his yard.This vehicle was brand new totally stock and Toyota says not our fault and refuses to take any blame or make it right insureanc covers some of the loss but loss of work,additional$$ for a new vehicle, his yard and valuable in the truck all gone and insurance doesn't cover them.
liner

Bronx, NY

#67 Feb 24, 2010
Par3duke wrote:
Hey, Toyta engine fires are not hype I understand everyone want to be loyal to their favorite car manufacturer but when lives are at risk it isn't hype. My son had a brand new (6 months old)Toyota truck and went out to start it the day after Thanksgiving 2007 went back into get his coffee and came back out and the engine compartment was on fire, it was a total loss including catching the front of his house on fire and part of his yard.This vehicle was brand new totally stock and Toyota says not our fault and refuses to take any blame or make it right insureanc covers some of the loss but loss of work,additional$$ for a new vehicle, his yard and valuable in the truck all gone and insurance doesn't cover them.
Did the ins company ever determine the cause of the truck fire?
Steve

San Diego, CA

#68 Jun 10, 2010
My son could not get his 02 Camry to turn off in my bro's driveway. His keys were in his hand! I dorve it down the hill to the gas station mechanic who burned his hand and replaced a jammed starter motor the next day. The car was minutes from going up with a full gas tank and taking my bro's house with it.

“Liberal Teachers ruin Kids”

Since: Mar 09

Paradise Valley Arizona

#69 Jun 10, 2010
Yep they are indeed death traps..put here by the japs to kill Americans
liner

Bronx, NY

#70 Jun 10, 2010
Vance1 wrote:
Yep they are indeed death traps..put here by the japs to kill Americans
Vance!! Where you been? We missed ya!
Earnestine davis

Reynolds, GA

#71 May 4, 2013
What to do now if you had a slude problem ? The dealer rebuilt the motor at the owner expent.
CharleneBlake

Culpeper, VA

#72 Apr 12, 2014
It seems that you may be unaware of the previous issue Toyota had with engine oil sludge in millions of its vehicles. This condition resulted in engine seizing at very low mileage in the presence of properly maintained vehicles. Toyota stonewalled customers for years. Finally, after outcry from angry Toyota owners, Toyota issued one of its "voluntary programs." Toyota owners went to the internet again because Toyota was not honoring its self-lauded, generous program. Successful class action lawsuits resulted. Even then, Toyota stonewalled customers behind the scene and found reasons to disqualify Toyota owners.

Fast forward to NOW...a new major Toyota vehicle excessive oil consumption class action lawsuit is brewing. Toyota dealerships are telling some Toyota owners that this is due to engine oil sludge. Indeed, it was a symptom so one can deduce that the issue of engine oil sludge in Toyotas was essentially ignored.

Earnestine contact the Center for Auto Safety at http://www.auto.safety.org . Also fill out a vehicle owner report at the NHTSA, National Highway Traffic Administration at https://www-odi.nhtsa.dot.gov/ivoq . Fill out complaints on online sites like RipOffReport.com and carcomplaints.com search out the NEW class action lawsuit details at www.chimicles.com/toyota-engine-oil-consumpti... .
HayHay

Corona, CA

#74 Nov 8, 2015
I was handed down a 1998 Toyota Camry from my grandma. Was in great shape, up to date on any maintenance work. I enjoyed it for about a year and a half as she had it for as long as I've been alive (18 years). Last week I had a bad smell of gas, no sign of issues and on the way to an auto shop down the street. It caught fire and is now completely destroyed... I heard that the 1998 Cameys had a lot of these issues...

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