A couple of years ago, when the cam tower leak was discovered, a Toyota Cam Tower Leak Lawsuit was filed. It was the fault of Toyota to let the lawsuit proceed without spilling any information. To prove the leak, Toyota would have to reveal a large amount of information. If Toyota did not reveal that information, class action lawyers would have to find it for them. Fortunately, this problem is well-known now.
Toyota 4.6 V8s have a known cam tower leak
A cam tower leak is a very common problem with the Toyota 5.7 engine, which usually happens between 50,000 and 100,000 miles. Luckily, many Toyota owners are willing to haggle the cost of the repair if it is caused by this problem. However, the signs and symptoms of a Toyota cam tower leak are basic – visible oil leakage, burning oil, and traces of smoke.
The problem is so widespread that it can put a Toyota truck in limp mode while driving down the highway at 70 mph. The Toyota corporate office refused to acknowledge the design defect and reimburse the customer for his repairs. However, Toyota has a responsibility to its consumers and should issue a “recall” to fix this problem. However, this problem may only happen in a small number of Toyota trucks, which are a common size.
A class action lawsuit filed by 21 people over the leakage of their Toyota Cam tower has been halted by a federal judge. The judge, U.S. District Court Judge Cormac J. Carney, held that the lawsuit can proceed. In addition, he was bound by previous findings of the Ninth Circuit. He found that the class action lawsuit can proceed on expressed warranty claims, but the California Unfair Competition Law claims were not revived.
The Camshaft Tower of the 5.7L V8 engine is one of the parts that may leak. Toyota allegedly fails to adequately seal the area of the oil pan and the camshaft. The oil pan drain plug gasket, oil filter, and formed-in-place gasket for the Camshaft Tower can all fail, causing leakage. While Toyota may not have made any repairs related to the oil leak, owners can perform a self-inspection of their engine by looking in the wheel well and following the manufacturer’s instructions.
Full engine disassembly required
If you are experiencing a leak in your Camshaft Tower, you might be entitled to compensation. If you bought a Toyota with this defect, you are eligible for a lawsuit. A lawsuit can be filed against Toyota if you are unable to use your vehicle as a result of the leak. However, this type of lawsuit is highly complex and requires full engine disassembly.
A couple of years ago, the Toyota Cam Tower Leak case sparked a class-action lawsuit. A consumer filed suit claiming that the batteries in his or her Toyota RAV4 were defective and that the wiring inside the car was also faulty. Plaintiff attorneys at Kabateck LLP, Bisnar Chase LLP, Benjamin F. Johns, and Chemicals Schwartz Kriner & Donaldson-Smith LLP are representing the plaintiffs. The case was revived by the Ninth Circuit in August 2020. The court found that Guilford misidentified the problem and that rat damage was caused by the wired coating in the vehicle.
Plaintiffs are seeking damages and compensation for all people affected by the Toyota Cam Tower Leak, including those who purchased a used vehicle. The lawsuit alleges that the company knowingly sold cars with faulty fuel management lifters, breaching federal warranty laws, and putting drivers’ safety at risk. Furthermore, the plaintiffs are seeking damages, fees, and costs associated with a jury trial, and updates on their case.