*UPDATE
The claims period closed on January 16, 2014. The court granted final approval of the class action settlement on January 21, 2014. No appeals were taken and the settlement has become final. Class Members who timely submitted valid claim forms were mailed their respective reimbursement checks on May 29, 2014.

Welcome

Welcome to the Honda Civic Tire Wear Settlement website. This website provides information about a proposed settlement of a lawsuit concerning uneven or rapid rear tire wear on 2006-2007 Honda Civics, 2006-2007 Honda Civic Hybrids, and certain 2008 Honda Civic Hybrids (those beginning with JHMFA3 and ending with a number between 00001 and 10456). If you purchased or leased one of the cars described above, you are a member of the Settlement Class and you may be entitled to certain benefits, described in detail in the Class Notice.

This proposed settlement was preliminarily approved by the Court in April 2013. If the Court approves the proposed settlement at the final approval hearing (currently scheduled for October 28, 2013) and the settlement becomes final, Honda will provide reimbursements and other benefits to eligible Settlement Class Members who submit timely and valid Claim Forms, as described in the Class Notice. Claim Forms will not be fully processed until after the settlement becomes final, and no reimbursements will issue to Settlement Class members until the settlement becomes final. The deadline for submitting a Claim Form is January 16, 2014.

YOUR LEGAL RIGHTS AND OPTIONS IN THIS SETTLEMENT 

  • Remain in the Settlement Class and claim benefits: Settlement Class Members must complete and submit a Claim Form by January 16, 2014, to receive the monetary benefits under the settlement. To receive a replacement control arm, you need not fill out a Claim Form, but you must bring your Civic to an authorized Honda dealer for an inspection to determine your eligibility by January 16, 2014.

  • Opt out of the Settlement Class: If you validly and timely request exclusion from the Settlement Class, you will not be bound by the Final Order and Judgment entered in this lawsuit. Excluding yourself means you cannot receive any of the settlement benefits or comment upon the settlement, but you will be able to file a lawsuit on your own behalf. To opt out of the Settlement Class, you must follow the procedures outlined in the Class Notice. Please note that all requests to opt out must be postmarked no later than September 23, 2013.

  • Object to or comment on the settlement: If you wish to object to or comment on any part of this settlement, you must file your objection with the Court and serve it on counsel by September 23, 2013. To object to the settlement, you must follow the procedures outlined in the Class Notice.

  • Attend the final approval hearing: At the final approval hearing (currently scheduled for October 28, 2013), the Court will consider whether to grant final approval to the settlement. The Court will also consider Class Counsel's motion for attorneys' fees and Plaintiffs' incentive awards. The attorneys' fees awarded to Class Counsel will be paid directly by Honda and will not reduce the benefits available to the Settlement Class Members. Attendance at the Final Approval Hearing is not mandatory or necessary. Any member of the Settlement Class may attend the hearing, however, if he or she wishes to do so. Settlement Class Members who wish to be heard at the Final Approval Hearing must follow the procedures outlined in the Class Notice.

All of your rights and options under the proposed settlement are explained in detail in the Class Notice. If the court grants final approval and there are no appeals, eligible Settlement Class Members who timely submitted valid Claim Forms may begin receiving reimbursements as soon as late March 2014. Please be patient because this process will take time, and please check this website regularly for updates.

Disclaimer

Please do not contact the Court with questions about this settlement. Any and all callers will be directed to this website. If you have questions, please refer to the Frequently Asked Questions and the other information posted here. You may also contact Honda by calling 1-888-888-3082, or by writing to Honda, P.O. Box 2718, Torrance, CA 90509.