Welcome to the official website for the Honda Takata Airbag Inflator Settlement
The Class Actions allege that certain automotive companies, including Honda, manufactured, distributed, or sold certain vehicles containing defective Takata airbag inflators manufactured by the defendants, Takata Corporation and TK Holdings, Inc., that allegedly could, upon deployment, rupture and expel debris or shrapnel into the occupant compartment and/or otherwise affect the airbag's deployment, and that the plaintiffs sustained damages as a result thereof.
Honda denies that it committed any violations of law, engaged in any unlawful act or conduct, or that there is any basis for liability from any of these allegations.
The Courts did not decide which side was right, and Honda denies the allegations. Instead, the parties agreed to settle in order to, among other things, increase recall completion rates, avoid the costs of further litigation and enhance customer satisfaction.
Who is a Class Member?
Class Members are all persons resident in Canada, including Automotive Recyclers, who:
- are current owners and lessees of a Subject Vehicle
- formerly owned or leased a Subject Vehicle , and sold their owned vehicles or returned their leased vehicles after being notified of a Takata airbag inflator Recall and before the date that court orders approving the Settlement become final.
What does the Settlement provide?
The Settlement offers: (1) a Customer Out-of-Pocket Expense Program, (2) an Outreach Program, (3) a Customer Support Program, and (4) an Automotive Recycler Program.
To view each of these benefits in detail please see the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs).
Important deadlines will occur on dates in the future that are not yet known. These dates and deadlines will be posted on this website once they are known. Please check this website for updates about this Settlement and the process for making claims for benefits.
The settlement was approved by both the Ontario and Quebec courts, and has now been recognized in British Columbia and Saskatchewan.
Class Member Options:
The time for opting out of and objecting to the Settlement has now passed.
If you did not Opt Out of the Settlement, and if you otherwise qualify, you may submit a Settlement Claim under the Customer Out‐of‐Pocket Expense Program during the Claims Period (beginning April 14, 2021), and may be eligible for a payment from Honda for reimbursement of reasonable out‐of‐pocket expenses incurred by you: (a) while the Recall Remedy was being performed; or (b) before the Recall Remedy could be performed. The Claim Period for eligible Settlement Class Members to submit Settlement Claims for Cash Reimbursement Payments will begin on April 14, 2021. You can read more about making Settlement Claims here.
If you do not submit a Settlement Claim during the Claims Period, you will not receive any Settlement benefits under the Customer Out‐of‐Pocket Expense Program. However, you may still:
receive notifications under the Outreach Program, that is part of the Settlement, encouraging you to have the Recall Remedy completed in your Subject Vehicle (if not already completed); and
obtain benefits under the Customer Support Program which provides for repairs and adjustments (including parts and labour) to correct defective and/or damaged materials and or/defective workmanship in original or replacement airbags in your Subject Vehicle.