ZF-TRW Airbag Control Units Products Liability Antitrust Litigation

Did you own, lease, or previously own or lease a Toyota Qualifying Vehicle (described below) as of July 31, 2023?

If so, you may be entitled to compensation.

Settlement Total
Settlement Total
Eligible Purchase Dates
1/1/10 - through 7/31/23
Eligible Purchase Dates



Background Information

This litigation concerns allegations that Toyota designed and sold vehicles with a defective ZF-TRW airbag control unit (ACU). The lawsuit further alleges that certain vehicles which contain this type of ACU are vulnerable to a condition that can cause the vehicles’ airbags and other passenger safety systems to malfunction during a collision, which may result in airbag non-deployment or other safety failures. Toyota denies all claims and the Court has not decided who is right or wrong.

Settlement Information

Filing Deadline: December 16, 2026

Settlement Terms+

In January 2020, Toyota recalled certain vehicles to address issues with ZF-TRW ACUs. The proposed settlement totals $78.5 million in cash and credits and provides for compensation and other benefits to eligible current and former owners and lessees of recalled vehicles, as well as the opportunity to claim compensation for vehicles that were not included in the recall. These benefits include:

  1. Reimbursement for certain out-of-pocket expenses related to the recall 
  2. Potential Residual Distribution payments of up to $250 for all qualifying vehicles, including those that were not part of the recall
  3. An extended new parts warranty for recalled vehicles that complete the recall
  4. A vehicle inspection program
  5. An outreach program to provide additional notification of the Recall; and
  6. A potential rental car reimbursement, loaner vehicle and outreach program for any related future ZF-TRW ACU recall(s) affecting the unrecalled vehicles. 

Settlement Class+

You may be included in the Settlement Class if you own, lease, or previously owned or leased a Qualifying Vehicle as of July 31, 2023

The following entities and individuals are excluded from the Class:

  • Toyota, its officers, directors, employees, and outside counsel; its affiliates and affiliates’ officers, directors, and employees; its distributors and distributors’ officers and directors, and Toyota’s Dealers and their officers and directors;
  • Settlement Class Counsel, Plaintiffs’ counsel, and their employees;
  • Judicial officers and their immediate family members and associated court staff assigned to this case; and
  • Persons or entities who or which timely and properly exclude themselves from the Class.

Qualifying Vehicles+

You may be eligible for settlement benefits if you own, lease, or previously owned or leased (in the United States, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and all other United States territories and/or possession) a: 

  • 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

Claims Deadline+

The Claims Deadline is yet to be determined but will be no earlier than December 16, 2026.


Class members are not required to sign up with any third-party service in order to participate in the monetary relief, but may instead file their claim directly with the Class Administrator. No-cost assistance will be available from the Class Administrator and Class Counsel during the claims-filing period, once established. For additional information class members may visit court approved website for this case, https://www.airbagcontrolunitsettlement.com/.

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