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Toyota Owners Wondering How Settlement Affects Them

CBS 42 - Chicago -- It all started with hundreds of lawsuits against Toyota, but tonight, it is ending with a billion dollar payout and the Toyota-owners are asking how much of that billion they’ll see.

CBS 2’s Pamela Jones went looking for the answer.

When Emily Tcheung and Akshay Jindal bought their Toyota Prius, news of potential issues with Toyotas suddenly speeding up all by themselves had just rolled out.

“We heard about them. We were a little afraid,” said Akshay Jindal.”It’s a good thing. It’s done, right?”

Now, the family’s hearing about a proposed billion-dollar settlement, resolving hundreds of lawsuits from Toyota owners.

Under the settlement, the company is offering cash to customers who sold Toyotas or leased them between September of 2009 and December of 2010.


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Submitted Dec 27, 2012 By: BurntOrange
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bston
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Message Posted: Dec 28, 2012 2:32:21 PM

Hopefully everyone can put this behind them & problems like this won't happen again.
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tomok
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Message Posted: Dec 28, 2012 3:11:21 AM

Toyota Owners Wondering How Settlement Affects Them and the lawyers will get most of the money. No justice for the people most affected by the runaway Toyota's.
Whatever the size or shape of the vehicle, vehicle manufactures Produce and the population ‘Drives’ vehicles with high MPG, are very safe, reliable, have a ‘reasonable’ cost and a good ‘value’ for the money.
The price of fuel at the pump is too high!
XII/XXII/MMXII! - The Day After......
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BigKart
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Message Posted: Dec 27, 2012 1:53:06 PM

Let's guess that the attorneys and the government get lots of money.
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DeeLA
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Message Posted: Dec 27, 2012 10:59:24 AM

There is always the statement in opt-in suits, which precludes suing the company for other problems.
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cssco
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Message Posted: Dec 27, 2012 10:15:50 AM

Could a fellow buy one retroactively at the after market place?
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SandeeC
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Message Posted: Dec 27, 2012 10:07:01 AM

Toyota is really no different than any other vehicle manufacturer. If there's a way to squeak out of a bad situation the cheaper the better, they'll try it. Some of you talk about just buying North American. But they've had lots of problems too. I've lived long enough to know that!
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sent4456
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Message Posted: Dec 27, 2012 10:06:22 AM

What next?
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gumbyrex
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Message Posted: Dec 27, 2012 10:04:43 AM

Already the vultures are circling the money. Not surprising since the mind set of many citizens seems to be if it's available how much do I get regardless of whether they have suffered and have a legimate claim.
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I10Express
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Message Posted: Dec 27, 2012 9:58:35 AM

Does that lower gas prices?
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Chillywilly
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Message Posted: Dec 27, 2012 9:56:17 AM

Time for the lawyers to make hay.
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crmedic
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Message Posted: Dec 27, 2012 9:54:46 AM

I don't have a Toyota! Strictly GM or Ford!!!! Buy American!
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Bigtex09
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Message Posted: Dec 27, 2012 9:51:48 AM

everybody already has their hands out, more stuff!!
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mustangdaver
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Message Posted: Dec 27, 2012 9:51:07 AM

SO I ask myself, why do people buy this offshore stuff and support other countries economies.

Lawyers will have it all
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Message Posted: Dec 27, 2012 9:51:07 AM

Toyota is working to recover from the bad publicity.
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mainenightowl
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Message Posted: Dec 27, 2012 9:50:34 AM

Who is actually going to benefit from this...aside from the attorneys?
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FrankTA2
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Message Posted: Dec 27, 2012 9:50:09 AM

Glad I never bought that Toyota.
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sciotosix
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Message Posted: Dec 27, 2012 9:50:08 AM

Wonder how much the lawyers made on this.
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skb69sa
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Message Posted: Dec 27, 2012 9:48:15 AM

That's true.
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bassakwards007
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Message Posted: Dec 27, 2012 9:46:25 AM

Big settlement, of course we admit no guilt..
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masker5900
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Message Posted: Dec 27, 2012 9:43:52 AM

Owners will be lucky to see a dime.
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Message Posted: Dec 27, 2012 9:42:52 AM

after the attorneys take their slice the payout cake will be greatly reduced
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Message Posted: Dec 27, 2012 9:42:42 AM

Everyone makes mistakes. It's how Toyota handled this one (or is the word mishandled?) this one(s). My younger sister bought a new Toyota after her "New" Ford quit one night leaving her by the side of the road. But Ford took care of it. Her "New" Toyota's accelerator went out. After acting up, it just quit. Luckily she was only 3 or 4 blocks from her dealer. Unluckily they were of little help. Charged her $60 bucks just to drag her car in the garage to do $1,105 work on it. She had to pay.

She unexpectedly died a few weeks later. She had felt more secure in a Toyota as all of us told her they were more reliable etc. Like I told her, any car can quit but it's how they treat you during those hard times that stays in one's memory. So much for my good advice.
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Z51Corvette
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Message Posted: Dec 27, 2012 9:42:36 AM

Worry.... they should be thankful they have a car and are "alive"! Simply ridiculous!
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Message Posted: Dec 27, 2012 9:41:06 AM

Ha! Ha! Communist traitors!
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wdcutter
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Message Posted: Dec 27, 2012 9:40:13 AM

The lawsuit will only line the pockets of attorneys.
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Message Posted: Dec 27, 2012 9:39:54 AM

Meh...
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Message Posted: Dec 27, 2012 9:38:18 AM

cover up still do not fix the cars
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Message Posted: Dec 27, 2012 9:37:45 AM

I knew I should have bought a Toyota
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Message Posted: Dec 27, 2012 9:37:27 AM

This is really sad, especially when most of the major accidents were never resolved as to whether Toyota was really responsible. Lawyers getting rich over what could be a bunch of lying car owners!
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Message Posted: Dec 27, 2012 9:37:10 AM

If you get a check, then you'll know.
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Message Posted: Dec 27, 2012 9:36:43 AM

Yep
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defense
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Message Posted: Dec 27, 2012 9:35:35 AM

Not much. Unless your one of the lawyers. Then millions.
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Message Posted: Dec 27, 2012 9:35:32 AM

Interesting. . .
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Message Posted: Dec 27, 2012 9:34:50 AM

I wonder why people still buy those `recall` cars
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Message Posted: Dec 27, 2012 9:33:23 AM

About $1.95 per person. The lawyers will get the rest.
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Message Posted: Dec 27, 2012 9:32:46 AM

The ambulance chasers will see most of that money from an other cash cow!!!!
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Message Posted: Dec 27, 2012 9:31:53 AM

$2 gas
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Message Posted: Dec 27, 2012 9:31:52 AM

car prices going up
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Car54BC08
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Message Posted: Dec 27, 2012 9:29:45 AM

The billion dollar payout is what the lawyer's will get. The Toyota owners will get a thank you card.
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Message Posted: Dec 27, 2012 9:29:10 AM

the lawyers will take at least half of it
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Message Posted: Dec 27, 2012 9:27:45 AM

I dont have a Toyota, but I'd like to see fairness in the payouts to the owners.
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mrservonics
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Message Posted: Dec 27, 2012 9:27:42 AM

Toyota just made some lawyers VERY rich. Claimants?
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Message Posted: Dec 27, 2012 9:27:40 AM

Toyota is doing right thing at least now .
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thirty8paces
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Message Posted: Dec 27, 2012 9:27:26 AM

It shouldn't affect most people since most people didn't experience the issue.
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NorthglennBill
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Message Posted: Dec 27, 2012 9:17:35 AM

Sounds like Toyota is trying to make this just go away.
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Message Posted: Dec 27, 2012 9:02:15 AM

Too bad so sad ....
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Message Posted: Dec 27, 2012 8:42:26 AM

Buy American!
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Message Posted: Dec 27, 2012 8:38:07 AM

Get in line
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cricket48750
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Message Posted: Dec 27, 2012 8:37:29 AM

Consumers will foot the bill as usual. It won't come out of the execustives wages or bonuses.
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Message Posted: Dec 27, 2012 8:37:02 AM

Put Toyota in the same category as Firestone. This is what happens when a corporation tries to lie their way out of liability and gets busted.
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