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 www.hchsettlement.com. 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 (Web Archive copy)