Remy McCarthy, et al., v. Toyota Motor Corp., et al.

U.S. District Court for the Central District of California
Case No. 8:18-cv-00201-JLS-KES
Call: 1-833-942-3997
*All dates subject to change

If You Currently or Previously Owned or Leased a 2010-2015 Prius or 2012-2017 Prius V, You Could Get Benefits from the Proposed Settlement of  A Class Action Lawsuit Concerning Allegedly Defective IPMs/Inverters Installed In these vehicles.


Summary of Settlement benefits: 
   (1) Customer Confidence Program: A 20-year/unlimited-mileage warranty extension, providing cost-free repair or replacement of the IPM or Inverter under certain conditions. See FAQ #10 .
   (2) Cost-free loaner vehicle and/or towing program: Certain conditions must be met to be eligible. See FAQ #11 .
   (3) Reimbursement Fund: To pay for unreimbursed IPM and Inverter repairs and replacements and/or related towing and rental car expenses, but only if you file a timely claim.  See FAQ #12 
   (4) Possible Redistribution Check if certain conditions are met. See FAQ #13  for details/eligibility.
   (5) Possible charitable, cy pres payment to Texas A&M University Transportation Institute. See FAQ #14 .

This is just a Summary of benefits.  For more details please click here.  Para ver este aviso en español, visite este enlace.

This website will, among other things: (1) provide you with information and answer questions about the Settlement; (2) list all relevant dates and any changes to those dates (which are subject to change, so please check back often); (3) facilitate contact with the Settlement Administrator if you require assistance; and (4) enable you to electronically file a Registration and Reimbursement Claim Form for reimbursement of certain out-of-pocket expenses and/or register to receive a possible Redistribution Check, if funds remain after class members are reimbursed for expenses related to the repair of an Inverter.  If you wish to opt-out of the Settlement, you may also do that through this website, here.

This website is also where you will find copies of relevant documents, including the Settlement Agreement and Amendment, which contains all of the Settlement details.

If the Settlement is finally approved at the Final Fairness Hearing (currently scheduled for January 13, 2023*) and overcomes any appeals in favor of the Settlement, this website is also where you will be able to do the following: (1) check the status of your claim ; (2) find out how to obtain a free repair or replacement of your IPM or inverter and a free tow and/or loaner car if you experience an IPM or Inverter failure that is covered by the Settlement; (3) file an appeal if Settlement benefits are denied; and (4) obtain other relevant information.  The website will remain active for the duration of the Customer Confidence Program provided by the Settlement. 

If you received a postcard in the mail about the Settlement, please keep that postcard in your glove box (and provide it to any subsequent owner of your vehicle), because it contains important information about those  Settlement benefits that transfer with your Vehicle.

For additional information, please see the Settlement Agreement, the FAQs, and the Long Form Notice, which contains important information about your rights and how to exercise them, your options, and current deadlines. Your legal rights are affected, whether you act or do not act. All dates are subject to change. You are encouraged to periodically check this Settlement website, because it will be updated with additional information.

You are part of this settlement if you are a person, entity or organization (a) who, as of May 19, 2022, owns or leases  one or more 2010-2015 Prius and 2012-2017 Prius V vehicles, which were the subject of Safety Recalls E0E, F0R, J0V, and/or 20TA10 (referred to as the  “Subject Vehicles”), or (b) who, at any time before May 19, 2022, owned or leased a Subject Vehicle.  This is called the “Class.” The Class has been certified for settlement purposes only.

If you wish to exclude yourself from this Settlement you must opt out of it (see Summary of your Rights and Choices, below).  


YOUR RIGHTS AND CHOICES
*All dates subject to change 

YOU MAY: DATE/CLAIM PERIOD
FILE A REGISTRATION AND
REIMBURSEMENT CLAIM FORM
TO SEEK REIMBURSEMENT OF
CERTAIN OUT -OF-POCKET
EXPENSES
You may submit a Registration and Reimbursement Claim Form for the following Out-Of-Pocket costs on a Subject Vehicle that were incurred prior to the Final Effective Date and that were not otherwise reimbursed by Toyota: (a) the cost to repair or replace an IPM or Inverter, (b) rental car expenses incurred in connection with the repair or replacement of an IPM or Inverter and/or (c) towing expenses incurred in connection with the repair or replacement of an IPM or Inverter. Filing a claim is the only way that you can get reimbursed for these Out-Of-Pocket Costs. If the Settlement is approved at the January 13, 2023* hearing, the deadline to submit the Registration and Reimbursement Claim Form is currently anticipated to be May 12, 2023*.
FILE A REGISTRATION AND
REIMBURSEMENT CLAIM FORM
FOR POTENTIAL PAYMENT OF
A REDISTRIBUTION CHECK
If you are a Class Member who had the Inverter and/or IPM in your Subject Vehicle replaced (at your own expense or under warranty) prior to the Final Effective Date, you may be eligible for a Redistribution Check for up to $250, which will be available only if sufficient funds remain in the Settlement Fund once all valid Out-of-Pocket Claims have been paid out of that Settlement Fund, unless it is administratively unfeasible.
If Toyota possesses information sufficient to determine that your Subject Vehicle has had its IPM or Inverter replaced and how to contact you, you will be notified by First-Class mail that a Redistribution Check will be sent to you without the need for you to file a Registration and Reimbursement claim form (but, again, only if money remains in the Settlement Fund after all claims for reimbursement of Out-of-Pocket expenses have been paid, unless it is administratively unfeasible).
Unless you have received notice that you are automatically registered for this benefit, you must submit a timely Registration and Reimbursement Claim Form to be eligible for Redistribution Funds (if available and administratively feasible).
If the Settlement is approved at the January 13, 2023* hearing, the deadline to submit the Registration and Reimbursement Claim Form is currently anticipated to be May 12, 2023*.
OBTAIN OTHER SETTLEMENT
BENEFITS
Upon the Final Effective Date, Toyota will implement the Customer Confidence Program. If you have not opted out of the Settlement, your Subject Vehicle will be covered by the Customer Confidence Program, which enhances existing warranties by providing certain cost-free repairs or replacements of the IPM and/or Inverter for twenty (20) years from the date of First Use of the Subject Vehicle pursuant to certain terms, and also includes a Loaner/Towing Program, whereby, under certain conditions and without cost to Class Members Toyota shall provide (i) a complimentary Loaner Vehicle as set forth in the Settlement Agreement and/or (ii) either towing or reimbursement for towing expenses to the Toyota Dealer as set forth in the Settlement Agreement, in order for the Subject Vehicle to undergo an Inverter and/or IPM repair and/or replacement pursuant to certain terms.
Shall begin on Final Effective Date. If the Settlement is approved at the January 13, 2023* hearing, the Final Effective Date is currently anticipated to be February 12, 2023*.
OBJECT Write to the Settlement Notice Administrator about why you do not like the proposed Settlement. Section F of the Notice contains important information about what you must do if you would like to object to this Settlement.
October 26, 2022*
OPT-OUT Ask to get out (opt out) of the Class and the proposed Settlement. If you do this, you are not entitled to any of the Settlement benefits, but you keep your right to sue Toyota about the issues in your own lawsuit, with your own lawyers. If you opt-out you cannot object to the Settlement. Section D of the Notice contains important information about what you must do if you choose to opt-out from this Settlement.
October 26, 2022*
APPEAR IN THE
LAWSUIT OR GO TO
THE FAIRNESS HEARING
You are not required to enter an appearance in the lawsuit in order to participate in the proposed Settlement, but, if you want to, you may enter an appearance on your own or through your own lawyer in addition to filing an objection. You can also ask to speak in court at the Fairness Hearing about the proposed Settlement if you have previously filed an objection and submitted a timely notice of intention to appear at the Fairness Hearing. Section G of this Notice contains important information about what you must do if you would like to exercise this option.
Appearance deadline - October 26, 2022*
Fairness Hearing – January 13, 2023* at 10:30 a.m. Pacific

If you have any questions about the settlement or need assistance, please call 1-833-942-3997, or fill out this form, or write to the settlement administrator at this address:

Prius IPM Settlement Notice Administrator c/o Kroll Settlement Administration,
PO Box 5324,
New York, NY 10150-5324

QR Code Info
re Vehicle Benefits

QR Code Info re Vehicle Benefits

Long Form Notice

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Aviso de Formulario
de Larga Duración

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Am I a Class Member?

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Documents

Please read for a full explanation of the settlement and your options and all applicable timelines.

Opt-Out Form

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Important Dates

  • Opt-Out Deadline

    Wednesday, October 26, 2022 If you Opt-Out you cannot object to the Settlement.  You can submit an Opt-Out form electronically, through this website, or by mail.  If you choose to Opt-Out of the Settlement by mail, Section 12 of the Notice contains important information you must include in your written Opt-Out request.
  • Objection Deadline

    Wednesday, October 26, 2022 Write to the Settlement Notice Administrator about why you do not like the proposed Settlement. Section E of the Notice contains important information about what you must do if you would like to object to this Settlement.
  • Registration and Reimbursement Claim Form Deadline

    Friday, May 12, 2023 The deadline to submit the Registration and Reimbursement Claim Form is  May 12, 2023.
  • Fairness Hearing Date

    Friday, January 13, 2023 The Final Approval Hearing is scheduled for Friday, January 13, 2023. Please check this website for updates.

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