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).
On September 29, 2014 and pursuant to the Court Order, the claims administrator commenced mailing Distribution Payments to the eligible non-claimants 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.
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.
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.
|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
|March 14, 2014||Commenced mailing Distribution Payments to eligible class members that filed timely claims|
|July 7, 2014||Commenced mailing Distribution Payments to eligible class members that filed claims and timely resolved deficiencies in their claims|
|September 29, 2014||Commenced mailing Distribution Payments to eligible non-claimants|
If you are class member, you may be entitled to one or more of the following:
|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.|