so I already file the claim. What is the next step? How do we see the progress of the case after Jul 29? Apparently I am only eligible for cash and not break overide system because my car is not compatible. When will check be send?
This involve toyota, scion, lexus....I"ve updated wiki
Last edited by green_key; 07-29-2013 at 03:01 PM..
Will rep for useful information. I feel generous today
"I got mine" = great deal, you snooze you lose.
"I didn't get mine" = scummy SDers...didn't wait for me.
Got this message after submitting a claim for my GS430:
Based on the information which you have supplied and which has been provided to our office, you are the current owner of the below Hybrid Subject Vehicle. As such, your Settlement Benefits include the implementation of a Customer Support Program by Toyota that will stand by the reliability of the vehicle by providing prospective coverage for repairs and adjustments needed to correct defects in materials or workmanship in certain parts associated with the vehicle’s operation at no cost to the owner or lessee if any of those parts fail, break, or malfunction. The Customer Support Program will last for ten (10) years after the expiration of any existing warranty for each of the covered parts, subject to a maximum limit of 150,000 miles, except that each eligible vehicle will receive no less than three (3) years of coverage from the date of final settlement approval (regardless of when the underlying warranty expires and your vehicle’s mileage), if the Court finally approves the settlement. The covered parts are the: (i) engine control module; (ii) cruise control switch; (iii) accelerator pedal assembly; (iv) stop lamp switch; and (v) throttle body assembly. The Customer Support Program is transferable with the Subject Vehicle.
You need not take any action in order to be eligible to participate in the Customer Support Program. If a covered part fails, breaks, or malfunctions due to a defect in materials or workmanship from the date of final approval through the end of the Customer Service Program, you should take your vehicle to a Toyota/Lexus/Scion authorized dealer for repair or adjustment under the Customer Support Program.
I got the postcard. Threw it away. Don't want to contribute to these lawyers making millions while we see a few pennies.
How do I get out of the settlement?
To exclude yourself from the settlement, you must send a letter by mail saying that you want to be excluded from the settlement in In re: Toyota Motor Corp. Unintended Acceleration Marketing, Sales Practices, and Products Liability Litigation and mention the case number (No. 8:10ML2151 JVS (FMOx)). In the letter, you must include your name, address, year, make, model, and VIN number of your vehicle, your telephone number, and your signature. You can’t ask to be excluded over the phone or on this website. You must mail your exclusion request postmarked no later than May 13, 2013 to:
Toyota Economic Loss Settlement Administrator
c/o Gilardi & Co. LLC
P.O. Box 8090
San Rafael, CA 94912-8090
Your exclusion request must be postmarked no later than May 13, 2013 to be considered by the Court. The deadlines found on this website may be changed by the Court. Please check this website regularly for updates regarding the settlement.
If I don’t exclude myself, can I sue later?
No. Unless you exclude yourself, you give up the right to sue Toyota for the claims resolved by this settlement. If the settlement is finally approved, you will be permanently enjoined and barred from initiating or continuing any lawsuit or other proceeding against Toyota about the issues in the lawsuit.
Good luck filing a claim later on.
You'll get crazy newbies who call 3x a day for 2 weeks straight, and post argumentative paranoia demanding the rebate is guaranteed, in writing, by certified mail, on their doorsteps, by tomorrow evening. Then all the other newbie sheep freak out, and THEY call 3x a day, for 2 weeks straight, and the paranoia explodes. And suddenly everyone's carting their paper back to the retailer demanding a refund.
All those who CALLED to confirm.... Your dad should have silently slept that night.
Toyota Corollas 1998 - 2003 had cheap rings & a subset started burning a lot of oil. Even when they were still under warranty, Toyota would tell owners burning 1 quart per 1,000 miles was normal, and thus refused to do anything to address the problems. Many didn't start burning copious amounts of oil until out of warranty. While it was not a huge percentage of cars, the problem was due to Toyota cutting costs & using cheaper rings in the cars.
This is Toyota's modus operandi: deny any responsibility & refuse to fix the problem. Blame the customer (with the oil burning, Toyota regularly would accuse the owner of not changing the oil regularly, or not using the correct oil. Even when a customer had complete oil change records disproving Toyota's claims, Toyota still would do nothing.
The difference with the brakes is that BRAKE FAILURE HAS THE POTENTIAL TO KILL PEOPLE and it was only Toyota faced these lawsuits did Toyota take any action to address the problem. A lot of people have no problems with their Toyotas, but if you do have a problem, don't expect Toyota to be quick to admit any fault. Honda has a much better track record when it comes to customer care (as well as manufactures better designed cars without the serious problems seen with Toyota).
It is TRUE about burning 1 quart per 1,000 miles on 2.4L engine. Every car I know that was a 2.4L engine burn oil 1 quart per 1,000 miles.
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