In Re: ZF-TRW Airbag Control Units Products Liability Litigation
U.S. District Court For The Central District of California
Case No. 2:19-ml-02905
AUTHORIZED BY THE U.S. DISTRICT COURT
FOR THE CENTRAL DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA
On November 28, 2023, the Court issued its Final Order and Final Judgment approving the class action settlement. If there are no appeals to the Court’s Final Order and Final Judgment, the settlement will become effective on December 28, 2023 and payments for the out-of-pocket claims process will commence in the spring of 2024. Please periodically check this website, because it will be updated with additional information from time to time.
Cash Payments and Other Benefits Are Available for Eligible Current and Former Owners and Lessees of Certain Toyota Vehicles.
There is a proposed Settlement (the “Settlement”) in a class action lawsuit against the Toyota Defendants concerning certain Toyota vehicles (known as the “Subject Vehicles”) that contain certain ZF-TRW airbag control units (“ZF-TRW ACUs”). If you are included in the Settlement, you have legal rights and options and deadlines by which you must exercise them.
The Settlement pays $78.5 million in cash and credits (the “Settlement Amount”) in addition to an Extended New Parts Warranty, loaner vehicle program, and other benefits.
The case is currently pending before Judge John A. Kronstadt in the United States District Court for the Central District of California in an action titled In Re: ZF-TRW Airbag Control Units Products Liability Litigation (Case No. 2:19-ml-02905). Plaintiffs allege that the ZF-TRW ACUs equipped in the Subject Vehicles are vulnerable to a condition called electrical overstress, which may cause the vehicles’ airbags and other safety features to fail during a collision. Toyota denies these claims but has agreed to the Settlement to resolve the case. The Court has not decided who is right. The purpose of this Settlement website is to provide you with important information about the Settlement, so you may decide what to do.
This website provides a summary of the Settlement, and it is important that you review it carefully to understand your legal rights. To review your legal rights and options in the settlement, please review Question 2 on the FAQ page. The full details of the Settlement, including the Settlement Agreement and other important case documents, are available in the Documents section of this Settlement website Please visit this website regularly for further updates about the Settlement.
This Settlement website explains important legal rights you may have. Your legal rights will be affected regardless of whether you do or do not act.
This website is authorized by the Court, supervised by counsel and controlled by Kroll Settlement Administration, the Settlement Notice Administrator approved by the Court. This is the only authorized website for this case.
Toyota Airbag Control Unit Settlement c/o Kroll Settlement Administration, LLC P.O. Box 225391 New York, NY 10150-5391
The Date Has Passed
You must mail your objection(s) and/or notice of intent to appear at the Final Approval Hearing so that it/they are received no later than October 20, 2023.
The Date Has Passed
You must complete and mail your request for exclusion form so that it is postmarked no later than October 20, 2023.
Final Approval Hearing Date
The Hearing Occurred
The Final Approval Hearing occurred on November 16, 2023 at 11:00 AM. Please check this website for updates.
Registration/Claim Form Deadline
No earlier than Wednesday, December 16, 2026
You must submit your Claim Form on-line before the Claims Deadline or mail your completed paper Claim Form so that it is postmarked no later than the Claims Deadline. The Claims Deadline is yet to be determined but will be no earlier than December 16, 2026.