Notice of Honda Class Action Settlement To Be Mailed To Consumers

by Alan Mansfield on December 27, 2011

Consumers who purchased or leased a model year 2003-2009 Honda Civic Hybrid (“HCH”) may have recently read or received a notice about a proposed class action settlement. There are numerous benefits being provided consumers under this settlement if it is finally approved. The following is a summary of those benefits.

All MY 2003 – 2009 Settlement Class Members who are dissatisfied with the fuel economy of their HCH

Cash — $100

Rebate Certificates (redeemable on the purchase of any new Honda or Acura vehicle)

— $500 if do not trade in vehicle (fully transferable)


— $1000 if trade in vehicle (non-transferable)

All MY 2006 – 2008 Settlement Class Members who received the July 2009 IMA battery Software Update and remain dissatisfied with the HCH

Cash — Additional $100

Rebate Certificate — Additional $500 fully transferable rebate certificate, which can be combined with above certificate

(Note — MY 2006-2008 Settlement Class Members electing ADR Dispute Resolution (described below) will not receive these additional benefits)

Additional Settlement Benefits

MY 2006 – 2008 Settlement Class Members who received the Software Update and remain dissatisfied with the HCH can participate in ADR Dispute Resolution program: In lieu of the Additional Cash and Rebate Certificates available for MY 2006-2008 Settlement Class Members, these Settlement Class Members may instead elect to participate in a binding dispute resolution program (“ADR”) administered by Judicial Arbitration and Mediation Services (“JAMS”). Eligible Settlement Class Members choosing this option will be required to pay $250 towards JAMS’ mediation fees, but all other fees due to JAMS will be paid by Honda.

MY 2003 – 2008 IMA Warranty Extension: These Settlement Class Members will receive a 12 Month/12,000 mile extension on the original IMA Battery Warranty, plus reimbursement for out-of-pocket expenses on IMA repairs made during what would have been the extended warranty period.

Fuel Economy Video: All Settlement Class Members will be entitled to a video prepared and produced by Honda describing ways to maximize and optimize vehicle fuel economy.

The Effective Date will be posted on    This website also lists deadlines for taking action, additional terms and conditions for submitting claims, as well as important additional information about this settlement. We encourage you to visit this website if you have any further questions.

See here for link: HCH Settlement

{ 5 comments… read them below or add one }

Douglas Wood January 3, 2012 at 7:24 pm

If I bought the car used who has the claim?

Alan Mansfield January 6, 2012 at 12:36 pm

both the original owner and the subsequent purchaser of a qualifying vehicle can submit a claim and obtain the benefits of this settlement. One of the reasons the class notice program took some time to complete was that the parties needed to go through various state DMVs and other agencies to obtain the names of both original and subsequent purchasers of these HCH vehicles.

Sara May 30, 2012 at 2:44 pm

What was the original IMA warranty for the 2004 Civic Hybrid?

Melvin Johnson June 12, 2012 at 7:51 pm

How do I find if I am registered already? My assumption is I am because I have received this notice.

Alan Mansfield June 12, 2012 at 7:55 pm

receiving a notice does not mean you will receive all the settlement benefits. You need to file a claim form to do so. If you have misplaced your claim form you can download one at

Leave a Comment

Previous post:

Next post: