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Welcome to the official website for the Toyota Motor Corp. Unintended Acceleration Marketing, Sales Practices, and Products Liability Litigation

Please be advised that all appeals to the Settlement have been resolved in favor of the settlement and that the Settlement is now final. On March 14, 2014, the claims administrator commenced mailing Distribution Payments to eligible class members that filed timely claims. Claims requiring further information to process will be notified via postal mail. Please note the deadline to respond if you receive such a letter. Payments to eligible claimants who timely resolve deficiencies in their claims will be scheduled in the third quarter of 2014. All mailings will occur on a rolling basis over a 5-day period; accordingly, please allow sufficient time for delivery. Thereafter, remaining funds will be distributed to eligible non-claimants in accordance with the terms of the Settlement Agreement and Court orders.

Thank you for your patience. We will continue to update this site as information becomes available.

Please be advised that the parties have finalized the consumer matrix per the Plan of Allocation. The matrix can be viewed by clicking here or by clicking on Case Documents above.

If you currently or previously own(ed), lease(d), purchased, or insured certain Toyota, Lexus, or Scion vehicles, you could be eligible to receive monetary and other benefits from a class action settlement. Please review all information on this website carefully, as your rights could be affected even if you do not act.

IMPORTANT NOTE: Please be advised that as of August 7, 2013 the Customer Support Program is being implemented by Toyota. To read more about the Customer Support Program, click here or go the FAQ page above.


Please be advised that the Brake Override System installation is now available for the following make and model vehicles:
2008 - 2010 Toyota LandCruiser
2009 - 2010 Toyota Corolla
2009 - 2010 Toyota Corolla Matrix
2008 - 2010 Toyota Highlander
2006 - 2010 Toyota RAV4
2008 - 2010 Lexus LX
2010 Lexus RX


Please continue to check this website regularly for updates regarding the Brake Override System installation for other vehicles.



Summary of Case

The lawsuit claims that certain Toyota, Scion and Lexus vehicles equipped with electronic throttle control systems (ETCS) are defective and can experience unintended acceleration. As a result, the suit pursues claims for breach of warranties, unjust enrichment, and violations of various state consumer protection statutes. Toyota denies that it has violated any law, denies that it engaged in any and all wrongdoing, and denies that its ETCS is defective. The parties agreed to resolve these matters before these issues were decided by the Court. This settlement does not involve claims of personal injury or property damage.



Important Dates That Have Now Passed

May 13, 2013 Deadline to Opt Out of Settlement
May 13, 2013 Deadline to Object to Settlement
May 13, 2013 Deadline to File Notice of Intent to Appear at Fairness Hearing
June 14, 2013 9:00 am. - Fairness Hearing
July 29, 2013 Deadline to Submit a Claim
To file a claim, click here

For more details regarding these dates, please go to the Frequently Asked Questions section.



Summary of Settlement Benefits

If you are class member, you may be entitled to one or more of the following:

  1. A cash payment for alleged loss upon certain disposition of a Subject Vehicle during the period from September 1, 2009 and December 31, 2010 or upon early lease termination following an alleged unintended acceleration event that you reported.
  2. Installation of a brake override system (BOS) in certain Subject Vehicles at no charge.
  3. A cash payment if your Subject Vehicle is not a hybrid and is not eligible for a BOS.
  4. Participation in a Customer Support Program.
  5. Other settlement benefits.


Class Member Options

YOU MAY:
 
DUE DATE
File a claim form This is the onlyway that you can get monetary benefits for which you may be eligible. July 29, 2013
Object Write to the Court about why you don’t like the proposed settlement. May 13, 2013
Exclude yourself Ask to get out (opt out) of the proposed settlement. If you do this, you are not entitled to certain settlement benefits, but you keep your right to sue Toyota about the issues in the lawsuit. May 13, 2013
Appear in the lawsuit or go to the Fairness Hearing on June 14, 2013 You are not required to enter an appearance in the lawsuit in order to participate in the proposed settlement, but you may enter an appearance on your own or through your own lawyer in addition to filing an objection if you do not opt out. You can also ask to speak in Court at the Fairness Hearing about the proposed settlement. File Notice of Intent to Appear by May 13, 2013
Do nothing You may not receive certain settlement benefits that you may otherwise be eligible for and you give up the right to sue Toyota about the issues in the lawsuit.