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This litigation relates to Occupant Safety Systems purchased directly from a defendant.

“Occupant Safety Systems” are seat belts, airbags, steering wheels or steering systems, safety electronic systems, and related parts and components.

You were previously notified about the existence of this class action, the nature of the Plaintiffs' claims, and settlements with the Autoliv and TRW Defendants. Those settlements were previously approved by the Court in Orders dated January 7, 2015, and July 24, 2015, respectively. An Order authorizing distribution of the Autoliv and TRW settlement funds was entered by the Court on April 18, 2017, and checks were sent to approved claimants on May 23, 2017. To see documents relating to the Autoliv or TRW settlements, click here

Proposed settlements have been reached with Defendants Toyoda Gosei for $34,000,000 and Tokai Rika for $4,000,000. These settlements were preliminarily approved by the Court on January 25, 2018 and April 25, 2018, respectively. To see documents relating to these settlements, click here.

If you purchased Occupant Safety Systems in the United States directly from any of the Defendants during the period from January 1, 2003 through February 25, 2015, you are a member of the Toyoda Gosei and/or Tokai Rika Settlement Classes. To receive your share of the Toyoda Gosei and Tokai Rika Settlement Funds, you must either have previously submitted a valid Claim Form in connection with the prior settlements with Autoliv and TRW, or you must submit a valid Claim Form postmarked no later than August 17, 2018.

If you believe you are a member of the Toyoda Gosei and/or Tokai Rika Settlement Class, please review the Notice which contains information about the proposed settlement, and your rights with respect to the settlement and related matters.

Please click here if you have any questions concerning this litigation, or need any additional information.

Important Dates

  • July 11, 2018
    Opt Out Deadline
  • August 17, 2018
    Claim Filing Deadline
  • September 26, 2018 at 3:00 p.m.
    Final Approval Hearing
    Theodore Levin U.S. Courthouse
    Courtroom 737
    231 West Lafayette Boulevard
    Detroit, MI 48226