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.
Class Member Options:
|YOUR LEGAL RIGHTS AND OPTIONS IN THIS SETTLEMENT|
|DO NOTHING RIGHT NOW|
If you wish to be included as a Settlement Class Member, you do not need to do anything at this time.
If the Settlement is approved by the Courts, you will be bound by the Settlement. This means you will give up your right to sue Honda in relation to any claims you may have relating to any of the issues raised in the Actions, including any claims relating to any applicable Recalls (other than claims relating to alleged bodily injury arising from the deployment of an airbag inflator in a Subject Vehicle), which are NOT included in this Settlement.
|EXCLUDE YOURSELF FROM THE SETTLEMENT BY OPTING OUT|
If you do not wish to be a Settlement Class Member, you can opt out of the Settlement.
Opting out means you will not be bound by the Settlement (if it is approved) and you will not be entitled to make a Settlement Claim. However, you will have the right to sue Honda on your own, if you wish. You will have no right to comment on the Settlement or object to it.
If you want to opt out of the settlement, you must complete an Opt Out Form. Your completed Opt Out Form must be postmarked no later than the Opt Out Deadline, which is November 20, 2020.
No further right to opt out of the Settlement will be provided.
|OBJECT TO THE SETTLEMENT|
If you do not opt out, you may provide your comments on or objections to the Settlement.
If you wish to object to the Settlement, you must do so by October 21, 2020.
|MAKE A SETTLEMENT CLAIM|
If the Settlement is approved, and if you qualify, you may submit a Settlement Claim during the Claims Period 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.
You may not make a Settlement Claim yet, as the Settlement must still be approved by the Courts. There will be different deadlines to file a Settlement Claim depending on your situation. Check back on this website for important dates and deadlines about when you can make your Settlement Claim.
|MAKE NO SETTLEMENT CLAIM|
If the Settlement is approved by the Courts, and 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:
a) 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
b) 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.