In New Jersey, the automaker has been hit by a consumer class action lawsuit filed by a group of consumers, who claim that their Highlander fuel tanks are too small. The plaintiffs are owners of the Highlander and leasers. These lawsuits allege that the fuel tanks are not the correct size and that they cannot be filled to the advertised capacity. The suit was filed by Gustafson Gluek and Saltz Mongeluzzi Barrett & Bendesky and has yet to be filed in the court of appeals.
Class action lawsuit filed over Toyota Highlander fuel tank size
A Toyota Highlander fuel tank size defect is the focus of a new class action lawsuit filed by a group of Toyota consumers. Toyota Motor Sales is accused of ignoring the problem and selling faulty vehicles to consumers, which leads to lower fuel economy. The fuel tank size is not the only problem, as the company has also concealed the defect by advertising the vehicle’s 17.1-gallon capacity. Owners of the Highlander have been left with an empty tank, despite claiming that they can drive long distances on a single tank of gas.
Consumers have been concerned about the gas tank size in the Toyota Highlander for years. The EPA has published estimated and real-world fuel consumption figures for the Highlander, which have been linked to an increased risk of overfilling. While these figures should be taken with a grain of salt, they are still useful because they show how vehicles with the same gas tank size use fuel more often than other models.
The class action lawsuit has been filed by a group of Toyota drivers in New Jersey over the alleged failure to recall faulty vehicles, which reduces their mileage per tank. The lawsuit also claims that Toyota will not recall faulty vehicles in 2020 and beyond. The plaintiffs claim that Toyota will not recall the 2020 and 2021 Toyota Highlander due to the issue with its fuel tank size. However, Toyota has denied the allegations, citing the company’s lack of incentive to fix the problem.
Class action lawsuit filed against Toyota Motor Sales
There are many different benefits to opting out of a class action lawsuit filed against Toyota Motor Sales. For one thing, the settlement avoids the costs and risks of litigation, and it lets Class Members get the benefits they were seeking. In addition, the settlement releases Toyota from liability. But it doesn’t mean they broke any laws. And it doesn’t mean that they are settling because they’re right. After all, it doesn’t determine which side is right. Even though this settlement is not the best option, it is the right choice for most Class Members.
The Toyota class action lawsuit claims that rust corrosion protection on the frame of the vehicle is defective and causes premature rust corrosion. The lawsuit also alleges that Toyota failed to disclose the problem and settled for $3.4 billion. That amount covers 1.5 million Tacoma compact pickups, Sequoia SUVs, and Tundra full-size pickups. To calculate the settlement, attorneys for the plaintiffs estimated that the cost of repairing or replacing the frame on these vehicles is $3,375 billion, or $60 per vehicle.
The company’s conduct also violated federal law. The consent decree states that the company deprived the EPA of timely information about emissions-related defects and avoided focusing on them early. Because of this, these practices likely delayed or prevented recalls and pushed costs onto consumers. In addition, Toyota admitted to violating the Clean Air Act by routinely filing emission defect reports materially late, and failed to file recalls until 2015, so it’s unclear whether it’ll be found in the lawsuit.
Class action lawsuit filed against Toyota Motor North America
Toyota is the target of a new federal class action lawsuit filed in the U.S. This lawsuit relates to a company’s failure to report defects in its vehicles. Toyota is accused of systemic violations of Clean Air Act reporting requirements, including delaying the filing of more than seventy EDIRs and more than two hundred quarterly reports. Toyota has admitted its responsibility in this lawsuit, but it has not yet paid a single cent of the fine.
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit recently heard the Cahen v. Toyota Motor Corp. case, which focuses on Toyota’s alleged violations of California law. Toyota and GM use hundreds of computer systems and the Internet to operate nearly everything in a modern automobile. Plaintiffs allege that the companies violated California law by manufacturing and selling a car that failed to meet California emission standards. The lower court dismissed their claims for lack of standing and failure to state a claim.
Despite the high risk of filing a Toyota class action lawsuit, many Toyota owners have chosen to pursue legal action instead. The compensation awarded in a successful Toyota lawsuit can include medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering, and mental anguish. To learn more about your rights, contact your local Toyota dealer. Then, contact a product liability attorney. A Toyota lawsuit can be extremely profitable. Once you file a class action lawsuit, you can collect your money from the company.