This class action is brought on behalf of all persons who purchased or leased a 2016, 2017, and 2018 Honda Civic equipped with the 1.5 litre turbocharged engine and/or 2017 and 2018 Honda CR-V equipped with the 1.5 litre turbocharged engine in Canada.
UPDATE: November 2020
On November 4, 2020 a Notice of Settlement Approval was sent out to Canadian residents who are current or former owners or lessees of any of the above-noted vehicles. The purpose of this Notice is to advise that, subject to Court approval, a Settlement has been reached in a class action lawsuit in Ontario.
WHEN WILL THE SETTLEMENT BE APPROVED?
The Court will hold a Settlement Approval Hearing on March 8, 2021 at 10:00 a.m. at 80 Dundas Street, London, Ontario to consider whether to approve the Settlement, and Class Counsel’s fees and disbursements (none of these payments will reduce the benefits you will receive). Class Members who wish to be advised as to the approval of the Settlement may register their email addresses with the Settlement Administrator on the Settlement Website to receive an email notification.
WHAT ARE MY OPTIONS REGARDING THE SETTLEMENT RIGHT NOW?
DO NOTHING. If you want to participate in the Settlement, you do not need to do anything at this time. Check the Settlement Website below after March 8, 2021 to see if the Settlement has been approved. You can also register your email address with the Settlement Administrator on the Settlement Website to receive an email notification if the Settlement is approved.
OPT OUT. If you do not want to participate in the Settlement or to be bound by it, you must exclude yourself by opting out. If you decide to opt out of the Settlement, you will not be eligible to receive benefits under the Settlement (other than the Warranty Extension and Product Update), and you will not be able to object to the Settlement. However, you will keep any right you have to separately sue Honda at your own cost. If you want to opt out, you must exclude yourself by submitting an Opt-Out Form postmarked by no later than December 31, 2020. The Opt-Out Form and information about how and where to send it are available on the Settlement Website at http://www.hondaodcsettlement.ca/ or by calling the Settlement Administrator at 866-757-7817.
OBJECT TO THE SETTLEMENT. If you stay in the Settlement (i.e., you do not opt out), you may object to it. Objecting does not disqualify you from making a Claim under the Settlement, nor does it make you ineligible to receive benefits under the Settlement if it is approved. However, you cannot both opt out of, and also comment on or object to, the Settlement. If you wish to object to the Settlement, you must send your objection to Class Counsel postmarked no later than December 31, 2020. You can read more about what your objection must include on the Settlement Website at http://www.hondaodcsettlement.ca/
WHAT ARE MY OPTIONS REGARDING THE SETTLEMENT IF IT IS APPROVED BY THE COURT?
RECEIVE THE WARRANTY EXTENSION AND PRODUCT UPDATE. If you are a member of the Class, you will benefit from the Warranty Extension, and you will be entitled to bring your Class Vehicle to an authorized Honda dealer to receive the Product Update. You will be eligible to receive these benefits, even if you opt out of the Settlement.
YOU CAN SUBMIT A CLAIM FORM. If you are a member of the Class and you do not opt out of the Settlement, and if you submit a valid Claim Form with the required Proof of Expenses on time, you may be eligible to obtain reimbursement of towing expenses, oil change expenses, and past diagnostic costs incurred as a direct result of the Oil Dilution Condition. You will also be eligible to receive the Product Update and the Warranty Extension.