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Toyota in $3.4bn US rust row settlement

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The world's biggest carmaker, Toyota, has agreed to settle a US Federal class action for up to $3.4bn (£2.7bn).It was brought by US owners of pickup trucks and SUVs whose claimed their frames could rust through.The proposed settlement covers 1.5 million Tacoma compact pickups, Tundra full-size pickups and Sequoia SUVs.Court papers alleged that the vehicles had received inadequate rust protection, and that corrosion could jeopardise their structural integrity.Lawyers for the plaintiffs estimated the cost of frame replacements at about $3.375bn.



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