Toyota Addresses Airbag Control Unit Concerns: Settlement Covers Seven Vehicle Models

Toyota Addresses Airbag Control Unit Concerns: Settlement Covers Seven Vehicle Models

Good news for Toyota vehicle owners – a settlement has been announced for those affected by the airbag control unit defect in certain model Toyota vehicles.

This settlement covers Toyota vehicles equipped with the ZF-TRW airbag control units, which are alleged to contain a defect that are susceptible to electrical overstress. This condition could potentially cause the vehicle’s airbags and other safety features to malfunction in the event of a collision.

This settlement will provide affected Toyota drivers various compensation options, such as extended new parts warranty, a loaner vehicle program, and several other benefits for those that qualify.

While Toyota hasn’t admitted any wrongdoing for the airbag control unit defect, they have agreed to a $78.5 million settlement.  

Read on to learn more about the specifics regarding your eligibility for the claims from this settlement.

Toyota Owners Alleged Certain Vehicles Contain Defective Airbag Control Units

Toyota is facing allegations that the ZF-TRW airbag control units (ACU) in certain Toyota vehicles are susceptible to electrical overstress.

Consequently, this condition may compromise the vehicle’s airbags and other safety features, jeopardizing the well-being of the driver and passengers during a collision.

It’s important to clarify that Toyota neither manufactures nor designs the airbag control unit in question, which is alleged to be defective. However, Toyota has agreed to a settlement.

Toyota Vehicles Affected

The following vehicles are affected by this settlement:

  • 2011–2019 Toyota Corolla
  • 2011–2013 Toyota Corolla Matrix
  • 2012–2018 Toyota Avalon
  • 2013–2018 Toyota Avalon HV
  • 2012–2019 Toyota Tacoma
  • 2012–2017 Toyota Tundra
  • 2012–2017 Toyota Sequoia

To verify if your vehicle is part of the settlement, please use the Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) lookup tool to check the eligibility of your vehicle.  

Status of the Toyota Airbag Control Unit Class Action Lawsuit

The case: ZF-TRW Airbag Control Units Products Liability Litigation, case no. 2:19-ml-02905 in the U.S. District Court Central District of California. This lawsuit has been granted preliminary approval of the settlement.

Benefits Under the Settlement Include:

Toyota is offering $78.5 million in cash and credits by providing an Extended New Parts Warranty, a loaner vehicle program, and several other benefits for those affected.

How do I Get More Information on This Settlement?

For detailed information regarding the airbag control unit settlement, you can check out the Settlement website. It’s designed to offer comprehensive details, helping you make an informed decision on the next steps.

Helpful Settlement Links

Settlement Websites: Airbag Control Unit Settlement

Check your VIN: Airbag Control Unit – VIN Lookup

Submit a Claim: Toyota Airbag Control Unit Submit a Claim Form

FAQs: Airbag Control Unit Settlement – Frequently Asked Questions

Why Wasn’t My Car Included In The Class Action Settlement?

Questions About This Settlement? is not counsel or the settlement administrator in this class action lawsuit. Our goal is to inform owners of these vehicles of the recent settlement.

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2 thoughts on “Toyota Addresses Airbag Control Unit Concerns: Settlement Covers Seven Vehicle Models

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    December 5, 2023 at 7:07 pm

    I’m wondering when I might receive payment

    1. Christopher Rossen
      Christopher Rossen
      December 6, 2023 at 12:47 pm

      Sarah, you will need to check with the settlement administrator.

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