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

Case Summary

Please do not attempt to cash a check with a void date that has passed. If you wish to have the payment reissued, please click Check Reissue at the top of this website and submit your request.

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.

Distribution of Settlement Funds

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. On July 7, 2014, the claims administrator mailed Distribution Payments to eligible claimants who timely resolved deficiencies in their claim(s).

UPDATE: On April 20, 2015, the claims administrator commenced mailing the reissue of all uncashed checks that had a March 9, 2015 void date. All mailings will occur on a rolling basis over an approximate 1-month period; accordingly, please allow sufficient time for delivery. Thank you for your patience.

If you are in possession of a distribution check with a stale date of March 9, 2015, please be advised that all outstanding checks will be proactively reissued in April of 2015.

On September 29, 2014 and pursuant to the Court Order, the claims administrator commenced mailing Distribution Payments to the eligible Class Members in accordance with the terms of the Settlement Agreement and Court orders. All mailings will occur on a rolling basis over an approximate 2-month period; accordingly, please allow sufficient time for delivery.

For more information regarding your check dated September 29, 2014, please click on Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ).

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

Summary of Settlement Benefits

If you are a 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. A cash payment if your Subject Vehicle is not a hybrid and is not eligible for a BOS.
  3. Participation in a Customer Support Program.
  4. Other settlement benefits.
  5. Installation of a brake override system (BOS) in certain Subject Vehicles at no charge as specified below.

Please be advised that the Brake Override System installation is now available for the following make and model vehicles:

Toyota Models Model Years Deadline
4Runner 2003-2009 3/16/16
Corolla 2009-2010 8/7/15
Corolla Matrix 2009-2010 8/7/15
Highlander 2008-2010 12/11/15
Land Cruiser 2008-2010 8/7/15
RAV4 2006-2010 12/11/15
Tundra 2007-2010 3/16/16

Lexus Models Model Years Deadline
LX 2008-2010 8/7/15
RX 2010 8/7/15
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.