Subaru, Toyota, Mazda Class Action Lawsuit Over Recalled Defective Takata Airbags
Several class actions were filed against the Canadian outfits of Subaru, Toyota, and Mazda for allegedly manufacturing and selling vehicles with defective Takata airbags.
According to the lawsuit, the inflators of the used airbags are defective and could fail to explode when deployed.
This could cause debris and shrapnel to be expelled into the vehicle and cause harm.
This led to the recall of Takata products and several lawsuits filed against automobile companies using such products.
You can read about the class action lawsuits under;
Stevenson, et al. v. Mazda Canada Inc., et al., Case No. CV-18-607848-CP, S.C. ON.;
McIntosh v. Takata Corporation, et al., Case No. CV-16-543833-CP, S.C. ON.;
and Vitoratos, et al. v. Takata Corporation, et al., Case No. 500-06-000723-144, D.M. QC.
Vehicles Included In the Class Action Lawsuit Settlement Agreement
The vehicles that are included in the class-action lawsuit and that are eligible for inclusion in the settlement claim are as follows:
- 2007-2012 ES350;
- 2010-2017 GX460;
- 2006-2013 IS;
- 2010-2015 IS250C/350C;
- 2008-2014 IS-F;
- 2012 LF-A;
- 2002-2010 SC430;
- 2016-2019 IS200T/300/350;
- 2006-2009 and 2014-2015 IS250/350;
- 2015-2019 RC-F/350/300/200T;
- 2004-2013 Mazda 6;
- 2006-2007 Mazda Speed 6;
- 2004-2011 RX-8;
- 2004-2009 B-Series;
- 2004-2006 MPV;
- 2007-2012 CX-7;
- 2007-2015 CX-9;
- 2010-2013 Mazda3;
- 2011-2014 Mazda2;
- 2005-2006 Saab 9-2X;
- 2011-2015 XB;
- 2016 iM;
- 2003-2006 Baja;
- 2009-2013 Forester;
- 2005-2011 Impreza;
- 2003-2017 Legacy;
- 2003-2017 Outback;
- 2004-2014 STI/WRX;
- 2006-2014 Tribeca;
- 2017-2018 Corolla iM;
- 2003-2019 Corolla;
- 2003-2014 Matrix;
- 2004-2005 RAV4;
- 2002-2007 Sequoia;
- 2011-2014 Sienna;
- 2003-2006 Tundra;
- 2006-2011 Yaris (hatchback);
- 2007 2012 Yaris (sedan);
- 2010-2017 4Runner.
Settlement Details Of The Subaru, Toyota, And Mazda Settle Canadian Class Action Lawsuit
The automakers deny any wrongdoing and any of the claims brought against them.
All parties have agreed to resolve and settle the claims to avoid future risks and costs of future litigation.
The settlement benefits Canadian consumers who own or owned, lease or leased a vehicle and/or vehicles from the automobile brands listed above and affected by the Takata airbag inflator recalls.
However, the settlement does not involve claims borne out of personal injury, wrongful death, or property damage resulting from a Takata airbag-related crash.
The settlement award provides reimbursement of documented out-of-pocket expenses that were directly incurred because of repairs done for the recalled Takata airbags.
These include car rental, towing charges, childcare expenses, and other costs associated with the Takata airbag repairs.
Non-monetary benefits are also provided through outreach programs and customer support programs to help with consumer outreach and costs of repairs.
Should the consumer have already received reimbursement from the automakers for rental car expenses and repairs, etc., they will no longer be eligible for reimbursements from the settlement.
Valid claim forms must be submitted one year after the final approval hearing and up to one year after repairs, returns, or sales in March 2020.
Consumers can opt to exclude themselves from the lawsuit and the settlement or object to it.
The deadline for exclusion was set on January 17, 2020, while the objection deadline was on February 3, 2020.
The final approval hearing was on February 11, 2020, in Ontario and February 17, 2020, in Quebec.
If you’re affected by the Subaru, Toyota, Mazda lawsuit settlement, we’d love to hear from you.
Editor’s Note on Subaru, Toyota, Mazda Class Action Settlement:
This piece is written about the recent Subaru, Toyota, Mazda Class Action Settlement that resulted from the class action over Defective Takata Airbags.
If you believe that what is alleged in the Subaru, Toyota, Mazda class action settlement has affected you, please don’t hesitate to reach out to us.
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