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Offline Raym

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Received an email today from a no reply address with the message below. The links were live.

I do have a Nissan that had airbags replaced.

How did they get my email address? Maybe from contact details for air bag replacement that I provided the dealer.

Is this legit or scam. Not game to click on links.

 "Dear Madam/Sir

This email contains important information that may affect your legal rights. Please read it carefully and consider your options.

You are receiving this email because you have been identified as a person who may be a group member in class action proceedings filed in the Supreme Court of New South Wales against Toyota, Lexus, Subaru, Honda, BMW, Nissan and Mazda brought on behalf of consumers affected by Takata airbag recalls (Takata airbags class actions).

An in-principle agreement to settle the Takata airbags class actions has been reached between the parties (proposed settlement). The total agreed settlement sum is $52 million, inclusive of all legal costs, costs of settlement administration and any funder's remuneration. Eligible group members will be entitled to receive a settlement payment if the proposed settlement is approved by the Court.

Access to the Notice of Proposed Settlement is available here: www.airbagclassaction.com

It includes information about:

how to determine whether you are an eligible group member;
if you are an eligible group member:
how to register to receive a settlement payment from the settlement; and
your right to object to any terms of the proposed settlement.
To be eligible for a settlement payment, you must be a group member and you must register your claim. The deadline to register is 4:00pm AEDT on 18 February 2022. If you are a group member and you do not register your claim, you will not be entitled to receive a settlement payment from the settlement.

The deadline to object to the proposed settlement is 4:00pm AEDT on 18 February 2022.

If there is anything you do not understand or if you have any questions, you may seek independent legal advice or contact Quinn Emanuel at: takata@quinnemanuel.com. Any questions you have concerning the matters contained in this notice should not be directed to the Court.

Note: if you owned or leased a Toyota Corolla vehicle (Model Years 2003-2005) affected by recall notice PRA 2020/18579 issued in September 2020, then you should visit the settlement and opt out notice at: www.supremecourt.justice.nsw.gov.au/Pages/sco2_classaction/Toyota-Australia-Class-Action.aspx

This communication has been made pursuant to Court orders made on 13 September 2021."

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looks legit to me
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I just got the same e-mail from previously having the Forester, which had the passenger's front bag changed.

I'm wondering what the claim is for?

Those (very ???) few people who were injured when bags went off ??? & I think there was 1 fatality in Oz ???

Compensation for the time & effort you had to go to to have a free replacement installed ???

Anybody have any ideas ???
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lol, im sure the biggest payout will go to the lawyers  ;D
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The Vw case was dismissed for that very reason


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Had a quick read of some of the stuff but doesn't say amounts. There was a sum of 53m mentioned & legal fees of 13.5m but not sure if anything is guaranteed as yet.

Also not sure if it gets chucked out who gets to pay legal costs. 

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Also not sure if it gets chucked out who gets to pay legal costs.

Everyone who got an email >:D
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Had a quick look as well.  It's waiting on the Court to rubber stamp it.  They will usually only knock it back if there is something wrong or grossly unfair for the complainant.
After the legal costs are taken out $40m gets distributed to the rest, about 3 million vehicles affect, so if everyone puts you their hand, then $15 each. 
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Everyone who got an email >:D

loooooooollllllll
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I think the Nigerian prince will foot the bill
He just needs a few personal details first  :laugh: :laugh:
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then $15 each.

Hardly worth the effort!
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