Issues related to after market oil filter - toyota report issues with restriction of oil circulation due to use of non genuine oil filter resulting in major internal failure ? bearing
Unless the filters are coming from one of the direct from China sites such as Wish Or Banggood (white box, no-name) I suspect this is BS from Toyota. A brand name filter such as Wix or Motorcraft should be fine.
I would explore the warranty offered by the filter maker. Let them argue with Toyota.
Please post a link to a web site describing this problem. Was it a Toyota web site? Or just somebody talking about this?