Welcome to the Honda Engine Misfire Settlement website. Capitalized terms not otherwise defined herein shall have the same meaning ascribed to them as in the Class Action Settlement Agreement And Release
. This website provides information about the proposed settlement of a lawsuit concerning Engine Misfire and its symptoms and causes in the Settlement Class Vehicles (i.e., 2008-2012 Honda Accord; 2008-2013 Honda Odyssey; 2009-2013 Honda Pilot; 2010-2011 Honda Accord Crosstour; and 2012 Honda Crosstour
with a 6-cylinder engine with Variable Cylinder Management (“VCM-2”)). 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
This proposed settlement was preliminarily approved by the Court on October 9, 2013. If the Court finally approves the proposed settlement at the Final Approval Hearing (currently scheduled for March 21, 2014) and the settlement becomes Final, Honda will provide reimbursements to eligible Settlement Class Members who submit timely and valid Claim Forms, as described in the
. 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 April 10, 2014.
YOUR LEGAL RIGHTS AND OPTIONS IN THIS SETTLEMENT
- SUBMIT A CLAIM FORM
This is the only way to get reimbursement for Out-Of-Pocket Expenses. If you timely submit a valid
Claim Form with a repair invoice or receipt or similar documentation and proof of payment for a qualified repair, you can obtain full reimbursement of eligible repair expenses. Settlement Class Members must complete and submit a Claim Form by April 10, 2014, to receive any monetary benefits under the settlement.
- ASK TO BE EXCLUDED
Receive no warranty extension and no reimbursement. Get out of this lawsuit, but keep your rights to sue. If you ask to be excluded, you will not be eligible for benefits from this lawsuit, but you will maintain your right to pursue a claim against Honda separately about the claims in this lawsuit. 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 February 24, 2014.
- COMMENT OR OBJECT
Comment in writing about why you like or don’t like the settlement. You may comment in writing about why you like or dislike the settlement by sending a letter in care of the Settlement Administrator, or by filing an objection with the Court on your own or through an attorney. To object to the settlement, you must follow the procedures outlined in the Class Notice. You must remain a member of the Settlement Class (i.e., you cannot ask to be excluded) in order to object to the settlement.
- DO NOTHING
Receive the warranty extension, but get no reimbursement. Give up your rights to sue. By doing nothing, you will obtain the benefit from the Engine Misfire warranty extension, but you will not obtain reimbursement of Out-Of-Pocket Expenses. You will also give up any rights to sue American Honda Motor Co., Inc. (“AHM”) separately about the claims in this lawsuit.
- Attend the final approval hearing
At the Final Approval Hearing (currently scheduled for March 21, 2014), 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 Expenses and Plaintiff's Incentive Award. The attorneys’ fees awarded to Class Counsel will be paid directly by AHM and will not reduce the benefits available to the Settlement Class Members. Attendance at the Final Approval Hearing is not mandatory or even 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
All of your rights and options under the proposed settlement are explained in detail in the court-approved
Class Notice. If the court grants final approval and there are no appeals, eligible Settlement Class Members who timely submit valid Claim Forms may begin receiving reimbursements as soon as April 2014. Please be patient because this process will take time, and please check this website regularly for updates.