In July 2016, a class-action lawsuit was filed against Toyota for allegedly representing that the Prius Plug-In can operate for approximately 13 miles on a full charge without adequately disclosing limitations due to outdoor temperatures and climate. According to the complaint, the vehicle travels approximately 8 miles on a full electric charge in the summer months only and the vehicle will not operate in electric mode when the outside temperature is below fifty-five degrees Fahrenheit. (Rosenbaum et al v. Toyota Motor Sales, USA, Inc., Case No. 16-cv-12645, E. D. MI.)

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RAV4 Hybrid Vehicles

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RAV4 Hybrid Vehicles

Allegations: Misleadingly representing that hybrid vehicles travel farther on one tank of gas than gas-only vehicles when such claims are not true

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Toyota RAV4s

In February and March 2020, two class-action lawsuits were filed against Toyota for allegedly misleadingly marketing that the fuel tanks in RAV4 vehicles hold 14.5 gallons of gas when, according…

Toyota Vehicles

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Toyota Vehicles

In February 2020, a class-action lawsuit was filed against Toyota for allegedly misleadingly marketing 2018-2019 Toyota vehicles equipped with certain low-pressure fuel pumps as safe and dependable when, according to…

Bluetooth Hands-Free Phone Systems in Toyota Vehicles

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Bluetooth Hands-Free Phone Systems in Toyota Vehicles

October 2019: Plaintiffs filed an amended complaint bringing similar allegations. September 2019: The case was transferred to federal court. (Case No. 19-cv-2550, E. D. MO.) June 2019: A class-action lawsuit…

Features of Headlights in Toyota Rav 4

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Features of Headlights in Toyota Rav 4

A false advertising class-action lawsuit was filed against Toyota in November 2017 (and amended in June 2018). Specifically, the complaint claims that the company falsely advertises that the headlights in…

Toyota’s “Tire Savings Event”

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Toyota’s “Tire Savings Event”

In February 2017, a class-action lawsuit was filed against Toyota for allegedly deceptively promoting a “tire savings event.” According to the complaint, Toyota represents that consumers who purchase three tires…


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