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


Proof of Purchase


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.


Settlement Pool





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

9 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.

  2. Lynn says:

    Does this include Honda vehicles?

    ADMIN – Hi Lynn,

    Refer to this list to see if your vehicle qualifies:

  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.

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