Toyota Motor North America announced an agreement to resolve economic loss litigation in the U.S. related to previous recalls. If this economic loss settlement is approved, Toyota will launch a new customer-support program that will provide prospective supplemental coverage for certain vehicle components and will retrofit additional non-hybrid vehicle models subject to the floor mat recall with a free brake override system to provide an added measure of confidence. Toyota will offer cash payments to eligible customers who sold or turned-in their leased vehicles in a period during 2009-2010, as well as other specified persons, and to eligible current owners and lessees who will not be offered a free brake override system. Toyota announced that it will take a one-time, $1.1B pre-tax charge against earnings to cover the estimated costs of the economic loss settlement and possible resolution costs of civil litigation brought in California by the District Attorney of Orange County and an investigation by a multi-state group of Attorneys General stemming from previous recalls.
- Toyota Motor North America