Avis & Budget e-Toll Fees Class Action Settlement (2007 – 2015)

Avis-Budget Class Settlement

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This lawsuit is about certain fees and toll-related charges associated with the “e-Toll” electronic toll payment system available for use by Avis and Budget rental vehicle customers. Plaintiff alleges that the Defendants breached the ABG rental agreement and failed to disclose these fees. Defendants deny all of the allegations in the litigation and believe that the claims asserted against them are without merit.

“e-Toll-Related Charges” means e-Toll-Related Service Fees (a/k/a “convenience fees”) and, if any, e-Toll-Related Toll Differential incurred by an Avis or Budget customer for that customer’s use of e-Toll during the rental period.

“e-Toll-Related Toll Differential” means, with respect to an Avis or Budget rental customer who has used e-Toll, the difference, if any, between the amount charged to that customer for a toll or tolls incurred during a rental and the amount paid by HTA to a toll authority for the customer’s incurred toll or tolls during that rental.

Who Is Eligible?

You are included in this Settlement as a Class Member if you are a U.S. resident who:

  1. Rented an Avis or Budget vehicle from a company owned location in the U.S. from April 1, 2007 through December 31, 2015 (for rental transactions originating in Florida, Texas, and Colorado the class period is March 2, 2009 to December 31, 2015)
  2. In connection with that rental, paid Avis, Budget or their electronic toll processing administrator, HTA, for use of their e-Toll.

How Much?

You’re slated to get $6-$9 per rental, as per the chart below. If there are too many claims these numbers might go down.

Important Dates

  • December 24, 2022 – last date to exclude yourself from the settlement
  • February 28, 2023 – final day to file a claim

Our Verdict

There’s a lot of jargon here, but my takeaway is that if you paid any e-toll or convenience fees that are above the amount of the actual tolls incurred, you can file a claim and get $6-$9 per rental. And you don’t need any documentation, but if Avis doesn’t have you in their system they can deny the claim. That’s how I’m reading this, correct me if you’re read is different.

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Samuel (@guest_1638229)
June 20, 2023 13:11

I got a whopping $4.

Jose mesa
Jose mesa (@guest_1636013)
June 16, 2023 22:37

I got 17.34

Anthony Paganini
Anthony Paganini (@guest_1635914)
June 16, 2023 18:35

$6 by Zelle today, woohoo!

DealRaider (@guest_1563907)
February 25, 2023 14:52

Submitted my form – I received an email claim notice so had identifiers. It said Avis records show my estimated payment of $51.60. For some reason they’re showing more than the estimated average on the up-to-7 rentals.

Instead of filling out the form, if you were in their system you can select to rely on their records instead of providing your own.

Jethro Tuller
Jethro Tuller (@guest_1495148)
November 24, 2022 12:24

I find it’s best to bring my own eZPass or iPASS along and use my own.

b (@guest_1495203)
November 24, 2022 14:11

Clark Howard also recommended these. Will def look into it

BW (@guest_1495144)
November 24, 2022 12:18

National is still doing this crap. I just got a $25.48 bill for a 48 cent toll.

randomguy (@guest_1495156)
November 24, 2022 12:33

Budget does this too. A year ago, I got a 9$ fee for a 2$ toll. They are awful.

Snug Boat
Snug Boat (@guest_1495125)
November 24, 2022 11:54

Thanks. I legitimately have tons of these rip-off charges.

Sam (@guest_1495115)
November 24, 2022 11:28

Budget franchaises are the worst filth, anything to get a dollar off those losers

B (@guest_1495111)
November 24, 2022 11:23

“ Your Claim Form has been submitted successfully”

Payment options are prepaid MC, PayPal,Venmo and Zelle.

I don’t live in any of those states but have rented cars in all of them for work. Autofilled most of the form and chose Venmo. No documents/proof necessary.

batavian (@guest_1644154)
June 29, 2023 17:11

Did anyone actually get a payout on this? I am still waiting.