Toyota Unintended Acceleration Economic Loss

Class Eligibility:

The settlement covers people that purchased, owned, leased, or insured certain Toyota, Lexus, or Scion cars with electronic throttle control systems (ETCS) which are alleged to be subject to unintended acceleration. It includes the following models and years:

Toyota Lexus Scion
4Runner (2001-2010) ES (2002-2010) xB (2008-2010)
Avalon (2005-2010) GS (1998-2010) xD (2008-2010)
Camry (2002-2010) GS HV (2007-2010) tC (2005-2010)
CamryHV (2007-2010) GX (2003-2010)
Camry Solara (2AZ) (2002-2008) HS (2010)
Camry Solara (except 2AZ) (2004-2008) IS (2001-2010)
Celica (2ZZ) (2003-2005) LS (1998-2010)
Corolla (except 2ZZ) (2005-2010) LS HV (2008-2010)
Corolla Matrix (except 1ZZ 4WD, 2ZZ) (2005-2010) LX (1998-2010)
FJ Cruiser (2007-2010) RX (2004-2010)
Highlander (2004-2010) RX HV (2006-2008, 2010)
HighlanderHV (2006-2010) SC (1998-2000, 2002-2010)
Land Cruiser (1998-2010)
Prius (2001-2010)
RAV4 (2004-2010)
Sequoia (2001-2010)
Sienna (2004-2010)
Spyder (MR2) SMT (2001-2005)
Supra (2JZ-GE) (1998)
Tacoma (5VZ w/ETCS-i) (2003-2004)
Tacoma (2005-2010)
Tundra (except 5VZ) (2000-2010)
Tundra (5VZ) (2003-2004)
Venza (2009-2010)
Yaris Hatchback (Puerto Rico only) (2006)
Yaris (2007-2010)
Estimated Amount:

Brake Override

The settlement will fund the installation of a brake override on the following non-hybrid vehicles:

Toyota Lexus
4Runner (2003-2009) LX (2008-2010)
Corolla (2009-2010) RX (2010)
Corolla Matrix (2009-2010) ES (2007-2010)
Highlander (2008-2010) IS (2006-2010)
Land Cruiser (2008-2010) IS-F (2008-2010)
RAV4 (2006-2010)
Tundra (2007-2010)
Avalon (2005-2010)
Camry (2007-2010)
Sequoia (2008-2010)
Tacoma (2005-2010)
Venza (2009-2010)

Instead of getting the break override installed, consumers in these states may opt for a cash payment. The amount of the payment depends on the state in which the class member resides and varies between $37.50 (states with no cases of unintended acceleration) and $125 (states with cases of unintended acceleration). The payment schedules are as follows:

$125 $87.50 $37.50
Alaska Alabama Arkansas
Arizona Colorado Dist. of Columbia
California Delaware Indiana
Connecticut Florida Mississippi
Hawaii Georgia New Hampshire
Idaho New York** North Carolina
Illinois Virginia North Dakota
Iowa Wyoming South Carolina
Kansas Utah
Kentucky Wisconsin
New Jersey
New Mexico
New York*
Rhode Island
South Dakota
West Virginia

Payment to Former Owners or Lessors

The settlement also intends to compensate owners of the affected vehicles hat suffered a loss due to the lower resale value of these cars. It includes:

  • Vehicles sold between 9/1/2009 and 12/31/2012
  • Leases returned before lease termination between 9/1/2009 and 12/31/2012

The amount of the payment in these circumstance will depend on the type of car you had, along with other adjustment factors.

Proof of Purchase: Required
Claim Form: Toyota Claim Form
Case Name: In re: Toyota Motor Corp. Unintended Acceleration Marketing, Sales Practices, and Products Liability Litigation, Case No. 8:10ML2151 JVS (FMOx)
Case Summary:

The plaintiffs alleged that Toyota produced vehicles that were subject to unintended acceleration in violation of a lot of laws. Toyota denies the allegations but settled the case before the case was decided by a court.

Settlement Pool: $250,000,000
Settlement Website: Toyota Unintended Acceleration Settlement
Claim Form Deadline: July 29, 2013
Claims Administrator: Toyota Economic Loss Settlement Administrator
c/o Gilardi & Co. LLC
P.O. Box 8090
San Rafael, CA 94912-8090
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