Class Eligibility

You are a member of Round 1 and Round 2 of this Settlement if you are a person who, from 1996 to 2016, bought or leased a qualifying new vehicle in the United States or paid to replace one or more qualifying vehicle parts. You can find a list of all qualifying vehicles here.

Estimated Amount

Varies

Proof of Purchase

Yes

Case Name

In re: Automotive Parts Antitrust Litigation
Case No. 2311
District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan

Case Summary

This price-fixing settlement is for all consumers and businesses who purchased or leased qualifying new vehicles or who indirectly purchased qualifying replacement parts from the defendants.

Per the documents of this lawsuit the plaintiffs believe that pricing was set higher based on prior agreement between competing manufacturers

This settlement includes many vehicle parts and systems, it is important that you refer to the settlement to obtain further details

This settlement is comprised of two rounds to this settlement but only those listed in round 2 have settled. We will provide further updates when round 1 settles

  • Autoliv Inc., Autoliv ASP Inc., Autoliv B.V. & Co. KG, Autoliv Safety Technology Inc., and Autoliv Japan Ltd.
  • Fujikura Ltd. and Fujikura Automotive America LLC
  • Hitachi Automotive Systems Ltd.
  • Kyungshin-Lear Sales and Engineering LLC
  • Lear Corporation
  • Nippon Seiki Co. Ltd., N.S. International Ltd. and New Sabina Industries Inc.
  • Panasonic Corporation and Panasonic Corporation of North America
  • Sumitomo Electric Industries Ltd., Sumitomo Wiring Systems Ltd., Sumitomo Electric Wiring Systems Inc., and Sumitomo Wiring Systems (U.S.A.) Inc.
  • RAD Co. Ltd and T.RAD North America Inc.
  • TRW Deutschland Holding GmbH and TRW Automotive Holdings Corporation
  • Yazaki and Yazaki North America Inc.

Round 1 participants are under appeal

The second round is closer to conclusion but has not been finalized. Please refer to this list

  • Aisin Seiki Co. Ltd. and Aisin Automotive Casting LLC
  • DENSO Corporation; DENSO International America Inc.; DENSO International Korea Corporation; DENSO Korea Automotive Corporation; DENSO Automotive Deutschland GmbH; ASMO Co. Ltd.; ASMO North America LLC; ASMO Greenville of North Carolina Inc., and ASMO Manufacturing Inc.
  • Furukawa Electric Co. Ltd. and American Furukawa Inc.
  • S. Electech Inc., G.S. Wiring Systems Inc., and G.S.W. Manufacturing Inc.
  • LEONI Wiring Systems Inc. and Leonische Holding Inc.
  • Mitsubishi Electric Corporation, Mitsubishi Electric US Holdings Inc., and Mitsubishi Electric Automotive America Inc.
  • NSK Ltd., NSK Americas Inc., NSK Steering Systems Co. Ltd., and NSK Steering Systems America Inc.
  • Omron Automotive Electronics Co. Ltd.
  • Schaeffler Group USA Inc.
  • Sumitomo Riko Co. Ltd. and DTR Industries Inc.
  • Tokai Rika Co. Ltd. and TRAM Inc. d/b/a Tokai Rika U.S.A. Inc.
  • Valeo Japan Co. Ltd. on behalf of itself and Valeo Inc., Valeo Electrical Systems Inc. and Valeo Climate Control Corp.

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Settlement Pool

$604,000,000

Deadline

TBD

Contact


Auto Parts Settlements
c/o Garden City Group (GCG)
P.O. Box 10163
Dublin, OH 43017-3163
1-877-940-5043

27 responses to “Automotive Parts Price-Fixing Class Action Settlement”

  1. Mark fail says:

    We purchased a 2011 Hyundai Sonata new. But never had any replacement or part changed or purchased. OUR WE STILL ENTITLED TO FILE A CLAIM ???

    ADMIN – Hi Mark,

    I believe you may be. Parts that are part of your original vehicle may be included.

    • sammy simpson says:

      hi mark!

      perhaps you should use part of your settlement to take an english/grammar class–

      you wrote: OUR WE STILL ENTITLED TO FILE A CLAIM

      great use of the word OUR!

      ADMIN – Hi Sammy,

      People who live in glass houses should not throw stones.

  2. Lynn says:

    Does this include Honda vehicles?

    ADMIN – Hi Lynn,

    Refer to this list to see if your vehicle qualifies:

    http://www.autopartsclass.com/index.php

  3. Doug says:

    What is considered a valid proof of ownership of a vehicle? I had a vehicle that I bought new, but no longer own. I only have old vehicle registrations, and the transfer of title. I no longer have the original sales contract from the dealer.

    ADMIN – Hi Doug,

    I believe the registration might be enough. Contact the admin to clarify.

  4. marsha shuler says:

    Does that include chevy silverados years 2005 or 2007, or 2005 neson or 2005 cadlac, 2005 Chrysler pacyica, or any chevy duleys? My son bought the chrysler pacyica used the whole under side is rusted has went through several sets of tires, the back end has a part that rusted out, that causes the tires tread to peel off, then the hub to break, all the screws that hold the lug nuts broke off. My son could have been killed. It’s a rust bucket and he’s out 4,500 and no money to replace it. Was bought off craigslist, my grandkids have been riding in this death trap.

    ADMIN – Hi Marsha,

    This settlement has nothing to do with safety. It has to do with price-fixing.

  5. Crystal Khouri says:

    I’m trying to file a claim. Unfortunately, none of the links work.

    ADMIN – Hi Crystal,

    Links appear to be working

  6. Shadow says:

    Do you still need to own the vehicle?

    ADMIN – Hi Shadow,

    No, but you must have evidence that you did have the vehicle at one point or another.

  7. Christopher says:

    What is the reasoning behind some states being eligible for it and some not? If simply purchasing the vehicle is enough to qualify, then how would there be a difference between the VW I bought being purchased by someone else in another state? The MSRP doesn’t change between states, so where is the difference? I live in Maryland and the same vehicle I own could have easily ended up in a qualifying state for purchase. And because you don’t have to have had to fix it to still qualify, simply owning it is enough.

    ADMIN – Hi Christopher,

    I believe the difference has to do with the language of the law. Often I see cases that are first litigated by certain states and then by others. Per the terms of the settlement you must have purchased or leased the vehicle in one of the participation states.

  8. Tyler says:

    Do you have to buy the vehicle brand new at the time, or just own the vehicle currently? I have a 2008 Tacoma I bought in 2016, it’s listed, but would I be entitled to file a claim?

    ADMIN – Hi Tyler,

    You must have had purchased the vehicle new.

  9. Constance E Kroll says:

    I owned a 2001 Mitsubishi Eclispe GS for 14 years, I purchased it new in 2001, I do not have my registration or Title any longer, but I do have the Finance papers from Mitsubishi Credit of America with all the details including a congrats letter from Mitsubishi on purchasing my new Mitsubishi, will this be enough proof of ownership?
    I already mailed my papers to “Auto Parts Settlements” to the address indicated.

  10. Ryan says:

    I forgot my registration # and I’m trying to see if there is an update. Do I just call the number?

    ADMIN – Hi Ryan,

    Yes.

  11. Mike B says:

    Any info on checks being sent or time frame?

    ADMIN – Hi Mike,

    Nothing yet.

  12. Cassandra Caldwell says:

    I bought a 2014 Dodge avenger is that part of the settlement

    ADMIN – Hi Cassandra,

    Head to the settlement page and use their tool to check if your car is included.

  13. Cassandra Caldwell says:

    What is considered proof, I went to my account took a picture of my account my my name and Vin # is that suit evidence, does not get paper bills

    ADMIN – Hi Cassandra,

    Your VIN # and evidence such as the car registration is likely to suffice.

  14. Nina says:

    In 2013 I purchased a qualifying vehicle. This vehicle was new to me, but was an ’05, so not “new” when I purchased it. It was a 2005 Nissan Murano, and I purchased it from a local Nissan dealership and have all of my paperwork still.
    Would I qualify as I purchased a pre-owned ’05 in 2012? The language in the first paragraph indicates the purchase of a new qualifying vehicle. Thank you

    ADMIN – Hi Nina,

    Only new vehicles qualify.

  15. Don says:

    I purchased a new 2010 Ford F-250 Super Duty in 2011. It is a 6.4L Diesel engine. Does this cover diesel engines?

    ADMIN – Hi Don,

    The settlement page has a tool that lets you enter your car info and it will tell you if it is included in the settlement.

  16. Randy Trahan says:

    Is there a current appeal of the litigation? If so, would we see payment in 2017?

    ADMIN – Hi Randy,

    The settlement does not even have a deadline for filing a claim yet.

  17. Jeff Rausch says:

    Cant fill out claim form?

    ADMIN – Hi Jeff,

    The claim form appears to be working.

  18. Emily DiLeo says:

    I lease a 2016 Camry brand new what do I need to put my claim in?

    ADMIN – Hi Emily,

    File a claim form.

  19. J Wang says:

    My husband and I both purchase our cars new and have also had our cars fixed with replacement parts. If I’m understanding correctly, the settlement factors in all of the “new” parts from when we bought the cars as well as all eligible replacement parts in one lump sum payout? I checked and both our cars qualify but need to figure out the brand of the replacement parts from where we had our cars fixed. Thank you for the great job you do on this site!

    ADMIN – Hi Mr. Wang,

    Yes both parts that are integral to your new car and replacement parts count.

  20. Peterson says:

    Purchased an eligible new vehicle in 2011 with very few issues.
    Has the deadline to file passed?
    I’m in a non-monetary state, so what would I receive?

    ADMIN – Hi Peterson,

    Deadline has not passed. Non-monetary states receive nothing.

  21. Alexandria says:

    Hello,
    I purchased a 2000 Chrysler Sebring Convertible from a private party. Would I still qualify ?

    ADMIN – Hi Alexandria,

    No you don’t qualify.

  22. Mary Knapp says:

    Hi in 2009 I purchased a new 2010 Hyundai Accent but I don’t see that one on the list. Do I qualify and can I still submit a claim? Also if I leased a used vehicle from that time line do I qualify for that vehicle as well?

    ADMIN – Hi Mary,

    If your car is not on the list you don’t qualify.

  23. Samantha says:

    When will we know more about this suit? I filed as both of our cars are on the list, but haven’t heard anything since.

    ADMIN – Hi Samantha,

    Due to the nature of this settlement it may be years before we all get paid.

  24. D. Harris says:

    Any update on checks being mailed out?

    ADMIN – Hi D,

    I don’t have updates on this settlement.

  25. Samuel Folk says:

    Hello I purchased a 2003 Toyota Camry October 24, 2003 with 5,000 miles. I sold the car with 224,222 miles on it. Its on the list. Am i entitled to a settlement?

    ADMIN – Hi Samuel,

    There is a tool on the page that lets you check if your car is on the list.

  26. Heather Hodge says:

    I have been worrying myself sick over this lawsuit bc i looked up my 03 Accord that my dad bought me brand new and it said that that vehicle was one of biggest targets and that I’d be entitled to a large settlement but my dad passed away in Dec and I cannot find ANY papers from when he bought the car!! my name was on it as well so I’m sure I could file the claim IF I COULD GET AHOLD OF PAPERWORK SHOWING WE ACTUALLY PURCHASED THE VEHICLE! do u know who I could call to get some kind of proof that’d be sufficient for a claim? I doubt the dealership would still have paperwork from 2003 or would they? what about insurance company? help!

    ADMIN – Hi Heather,

    Do not worry yourself sick over this. For a single car you are unlikely to get huge amounts of money. The dealerships do keep records for a long time so check with them

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