To address U.S. legal issues, Toyota Motor Corp. agreed on a settlement that might be worth $150 million. to resolve U. S. class action lawsuits connected to around 3.36 million Toyota and Lexus vehicles that may have engine stalls due to faulty gasoline pumps. Numerous Toyota and Lexus car models with Denso low-pressure fuel pumps from the 2013 to 2020 model years are covered by the settlement for their owners and lessees.
Vehicles would “run rough,” lose engine power, and stall, according to drivers, especially at low speeds. In accordance with the settlement, Toyota will increase the fuel pump warranties to 15 years or 150,000 miles, whichever comes first and offer customers free loaner cars and towing services for repairs. Additionally, drivers have the option to seek compensation for previous repairs, including towing and loaner cars.
Toyota stated in a statement that it was “pleased to have settled this case in a way that underscores our commitment to providing consumers with an excellent ownership experience.” Drivers will have a “complete remedy” thanks to the settlement, according to Dee Miles, a lawyer at the Beasley Allen law firm representing the plaintiffs. The plaintiffs’ attorneys might ask for up to $28.5 million in legal costs from the settlement.