Class Eligibility

You are a member of the class if you own a Honda vehicle with a Takata brand air bag. To verify if your vehicle is included in this settlement please utilize the VIN checker here

Specifically as follows:

A current owner or lessee of a Subject Vehicle distributed for sale or lease in the United States and all of its territories and possessions, as of September 19, 2017; or

A former owner or lessee of a Subject Vehicle distributed for sale or lease in the United States and all of its territories and possessions, who sold or returned, pursuant to a lease, a Subject Vehicle after November 11, 2008 and through September 19, 2017.

Estimated Amount


As a member of the class you may be entitled to one or several of the following remedies:

  • An Outreach Program;
  • A Rental Car/Loaner Program;
  • An Out-of-Pocket Claims Process;
  • A Customer Support Program; and
  • A potential Residual Distribution.

Proof of Purchase


Case Name

In Re: Takata Airbag Products Liability Litigation Nissan Settlement
No. 15-MD-2599-FAM
United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida

Case Summary

The lawsuit alleges that certain car companies, including Honda, manufactured, distributed, or sold vehicles with defective Takata airbag inflators. The inflators can, upon deployment, rupture and expel debris or shrapnel at the driver or passenger and/or otherwise affect the airbag’s deployment, and that the Plaintiffs sustained economic losses as a result.

The lawsuit claims for violations of various state consumer protection laws, among other claims. Honda denies that it has violated any law, denies liability, and denies that it engaged in any wrongdoing with respect to the manufacture, distribution, or sale of the Subject Vehicles.

Settlement Pool



Auto Airbag Settlement
Settlement Notice Administrator
P.O. Box 3207
Portland, OR 97208-3207
1-888-735-5596 (Toll-Free)

58 responses to “Takata Honda Class Action Settlement”

  1. Latocha Kelly says:

    I didn’t purchased my car last year but I did purchase it within the last 3 years. I also received a recall flyer for Takata airbag inflator.

    ADMIN – Hi Latocha,

    Schedule your airbag replacement.

  2. john mulvey says:

    2004 honda accord

    ADMIN – Hi John,

    Please enter your claim number on the tool provided to see if you are a class member.

    • Roxanne Lindsey says:

      When will the Honda Takata airbag settlement checks be sent out?

      Thank you

      ADMIN – Hi Roxanne,

      The administrator has not yet provided updates.

      • susan says:

        I’d sure like to know as well WHEN are the checks going out?!! the “fairness” hearing was back in Feb over 6 mos ago & their website says after the fairness hearing checks would be sent. I’ve tried contacting them & they just gave me the run-around.

        ADMIN – Hi Susan,

        This is very common with large cases, all manner of delays.

  3. Rafael vazquez says:

    how can I get a payment 2013 Honda accord

    ADMIN – Hi Rafael,

    If you have verified your VIN using the tool provided the next step is to file a claim. They will refund you for any expenses you have incurred or will replace your airbag.

  4. Tamika Barnes says:

    If your air bag has been replace by the recall will I still be entitled to some of the settlement money?

    ADMIN – Hi Tamika,


  5. Patricia says:

    2001 Honda Accord. I know that they replaced the driver side air bag. I am not sure if they replaced the passenger side air bag. Should I still file a claim??

    ADMIN – Hi Patricia,

    I would suggest you contact the class action administrator to obtain clarification.

  6. brenda gauna says:

    I have recevied a notice in the mail., I have had and have several vehicles, mostly Hondas , about 5 of them
    4 of them are no longer mine, either sold , or just not mine anymore , I currenty have 1 honda accord 2001, I have not had air bags replaced on either passenger or driver, I also have a ford and a toyota I recently sold , \
    how would I file a claim If I dont have vin # s anymore ?

    ADMIN – Hi Brenda,

    Did you spend monies getting the airbag replaced? If so the dealership should have records

  7. Edward Ghobrial says:

    To whom it may concern, i received the notice around a month ago.
    after i read it I found the deadline Jan. 8 /18.
    what should I do to join the settlement ?
    I have 2009 Honda Accord

    ADMIN – Hi Edward,

    Work with your dealership to schedule a replacement.

  8. Edward Ghobrial says:

    I have 2009 Honda Accord,and Idid not replace Air Bags

    ADMIN – Hi Edward,

    If your vehicle is showing under recall using the VIN tool provided you need to contact the dealership to schedule airbag replacement.

  9. Irene says:

    Hello, I entered the VIN for my 2011 4 DSD Honda Civic and learned that there are currently 0 recalls associated with this car. Does this information mean that this vehicle does not have the Takata airbags in it? Or that the vehicle has not yet been recalled? Thank you for any clarification.

    ADMIN – Hi Irene,

    I believe all vehicles featuring Takata have been identified and will show up in the VIN tool.

  10. Patricia Simmons says:

    I own a 2011 Honda civic am I entitled to any of this settlement money??

    ADMIN – Hi Patricia,

    Go to the official page and enter your VIN number to see if you qualify.

  11. Jason Normandin says:

    When should I receive my money?
    Wasn’t the court settled on February 8?

    ADMIN – Hi Jason,

    Are you talking about reimbursements for expenses incurred?

  12. MARTIN JAWOR says:


    ADMIN – Hi Martin,

    Why don’t you enter the VIN number to check?

  13. sheldon bulwa says:

    Have requested a claim form for the settlement for one of our cars, also need another form for the second car, vin 19uubif34gao10247, 2016 acura tlx. Cannot seem to fill out online form and cannot reach a human on the phone. Sheldon Bulwa or 561 733 1047

    ADMIN – Hi Sheldon,

    Here is the link so you can print it

  14. Jimesha anderson says:

    When should they start giving out the settlements

    ADMIN – Hi Jimesha,

    Are you talking reimbursement for expenses? Or are you talking replacement of your bag?

  15. srlowe says:

    when will the settlements be paid out?

    ADMIN – Hi Amazon Girl,

    If you are talking about out of pocket or residual distribution it should happen after your claim is validated under the following conditions:

    If you still own or lease a Subject Vehicle, to be eligible for a payment from the Out-of-Pocket Claims Process or Residual Distribution from the Toyota Settlement Fund you must bring your vehicle to a dealership for the Takata Airbag Recall Remedy, if you have not already done so. If you sold or returned, pursuant to a lease, a Subject Vehicle after April 11, 2013 and before June 9, 2017, you may also submit a claim for a payment.

    To receive a payment, you must either (1) file a Registration/Claim for reimbursement of the reasonable expenses you incurred related to the Takata Airbag Recall, or (2) file a Registration/Claim for a Residual Distribution of up to $250.

    Please Note: If the total amount of reimbursed Out-of-Pocket Claims in a Program year equals or exceeds the amount of money in the Toyota Settlement Fund for that Program year, Class Members who filed a Registration/Claim for a Residual Distribution will not receive a Toyota Settlement Payment in that Program year, although they will still receive other Settlement benefits.

    At the end of the four-year Settlement Program, if sufficient funds remain in the Toyota Settlement Fund and it is administratively feasible, the remaining funds will be paid to all Class Members who filed a Registration/Claim for a Settlement Payment, up to a maximum of an additional $250 per Class Member.

  16. Gail L says:

    My claim was accepted, I do believe, as I was given a confirmation number. When will the monies for Residual Distribution be made?
    Thank you

    ADMIN – Hi Gail,

    Residual means what is leftover after all has been paid. This means a residual distribution is the very last thing that happens.

  17. Linda Lawson says:

    When will the settlement be payed out?

    ADMIN – Hi Linda,

    What part of the settlement? This settlement has many aspects and forms of compensation.

    • Diane says:

      I keep asking the same question and get no answer … I called the lawyers office and left a message but I still have not received a response.

  18. cheryl c williams says:

    I have an acura mdx which has been in for the recall 5 times. but truly am not sure that it was fixed.i have a claim registered confirmation,i believe for residual but every since the first time it was in for recall,i can,t listen to my radio or play my cd player due to severe high pitched noise and vibration. i have made company aware of this is there anyone else i should make aware,as i don.t let anyone ride in front or back passenger side for fear of a rupture,i don,t want anyone injured or worse. thank you for your time

    ADMIN – Hi Cheryl,

    If you are saying the bag installation was not correct you need to contact the dealership.

  19. jeffery piassek says:

    I have a 2012 honda accord. on 10/05/2016, I was in a terrible car accident in which the airbag deployed, but I did still hit the windshield and had other major injuries. I did not know of this airbag issue at the time of accident and now am wondering if an issue with the bag deployment could have had something to do with how badly I was injured. I keep waiting for the claim form to become available for people injured in an accident in which the air bag deployed, but they keep saying it isn’t available yet. Do you have any info on when this will be available?

    ADMIN – Hi Jeffery,

    In your case I would suggest that you secure private representation.

  20. Bunny says:

    I submitted my claim within the specified time and repairs were also made at the dealership prior to the deadline . I incurred fees associates while obtaining rental car not sure how to submit those charges. Honda could not pride transport on that day. It was very frustrating missing work Vehicle i question is Honda 02 Accord EX. I saw it being on of the most destructive list may receive additional compensation. Please advise.

    ADMIN – Hi Bunny,

    If you need additional details please refer to the FAQ within the official settlement page.

  21. Anatasia says:

    If your car was apart of the recall but u got the airbag fixed at the dealership replaced are u getting settlment funds or no

    ADMIN – Hi Anastasia,

    Probably not, unless there is leftover money from the settlement.

  22. Nicole Smith says:

    I have tried to file a claim. I’ve entered the vin # but it doesn’t come up as valid. However; I have documentation my the Honda dealership telling me to bring my vehicle in for recalls listed in this class action. What should I do?

    ADMIN – Hi Nicole,

    Contact the class action administrator.

  23. Sinan says:

    Hi Admin,
    As I understood $250 will be paid as residual distribution to all owners (even though they have replaced their airbags at the dealership) since the car value dropped as a courtesy and to satisfy customers the car manufacturers will pay auto owners. If money is left after claims $250 more will be paid to the owners. So it means that all owners will get $250. I am talking about the honda settlement btw.

    ADMIN – Hi Sinan,

    I have heard the same but can’t seem to find the area of the settlement document that supports it. I will take the time to review it when I have more time.

  24. Cindy says:

    I contacted and went to Honda as my vehicle is on the list they claimed nothing was wrong and that it was pure worry on my end that I had nothing to worry about. What do I do?

    ADMIN – Hi Cindy,

    File a claim

  25. Anne Lyons says:

    I bought. Used Honda Civic 2012 about 3 years ago. How can I find out if my car has these type of airbags. I would like to replace them if they are defective. My daughter also has. 2006 Acura SUV

    ADMIN – Hi Anne,

    You use the tool provided on the official page. You enter your VIN and the tool will tell you if your car is included.

  26. Serge Penton says:

    anyone know if it’s been settled and what we will be getting?

  27. Gall says:

    I have had two 2011 Honda Pilots during the 2008 – 2017 timeframe. And both airbags were recalled. I made several attempts to schedule with Honda Dealerships to get the airbag recall fixed, and each time I called they stated the airbags were on back order and may be up to 4 to 6 months before they would have them to start fixing recalls. After about 7 calls trying to schedule the recall to get fixed and being told they can’t because of not having the replacements, I gave up. I did file a claim for both of my vehicles.

  28. Pat says:

    Any update as to when the $250 will be paid? Thanks!

    ADMIN – Hi Pat,

    I don’t have one at the moment.

  29. Nayana nagle says: I have filled settlement claim form on Jan 17th2018 but not heard any settlement yet pl let me know what happened

    ADMIN – Hi Nayana,

    To obtain updates you need to reach out to the class action administrator directly.

  30. Nayana nagle says:

    My vin no is 5j8tb18598a009512

    ADMIN – Hi Nayana,

    You need to enter the VIN in the tool provided.

  31. JDT says:

    Our Honda Civic was part of the recall, but while we were waiting for the new airbag to be ready at the dealership the car was totaled. Is it safe to assume we are now no longer part of the suit since there is no car for the airbag to be replaced in?

    ADMIN – Hi JDT,

    I believe you should still file as you are likely to receive a share of funds leftover once all claims have taken place.

  32. Chloe says:

    I never got my air bags fixed can I reach out to Honda dealer get them fixed even though the case is being settled or pending?

    ADMIN – Hi Chloe,

    File a claim.

  33. Joyce Monroe says:

    I received my confirmation number does that mean I have money coming

    ADMIN – Hi Joyce,

    Did you receive a confirmation number before or after filing?

  34. Chloe says:

    Can you please direct me to how to file a claim?

    ADMIN – Hi Chloe,

    Click on the link provided.

  35. DarleneTaylor says:

    I own a Honda 2004 2005 2003 n still have one

    ADMIN – Hi Darlene,

    If the VIN is included in the settlement by all means file a claim.

  36. iris mcclain says:

    I have an identified vehicle; however, have not had the airbags repaired am I too late.

    ADMIN – Hi Iris,

    I believe you are still able to claim but please double-check with the class action administrator.

  37. isiah hinson says:

    I had 2005 Honda accord

  38. Brian Judge says:

    Hi, I filed my claims for my eligible Hondas last year and have heard nothing thusfar. What is the status of this settlement right now, 7/19/19?

    ADMIN – Hi Brian,

    Repairs to cars needing new airbags are taking places as airbags become available. As far as reimbursements you need to contact the class action administrator to check on the status of your individual claim.

  39. Kimberly Brown says:

    what is the number to call to follow up on the class action suit, I filed and have heard nothing!

    ADMIN – Hi Kimberly,

    If you scroll up and look under the subheading that reads contact you can locate the phone number.

  40. Sharo Woods says:

    I had my airbag replaced they only did drivers side. Is passenger side also included? I have a Honda CRV, 2010. It is included in airbag recall. Is passenger side airbag also included?

    ADMIN – Hi Sharo,

    I believe so but you can double check with the class action administrator.

  41. Lynn Freeman says:

    I filed a claim for both our Hondas, which we now no longer own. Shouldn’t we still be getting a settlement, and when?

    ADMIN – Hi Lynn,

    Class eligibility is in the present tense. My guess is that you have to own the vehicle at the time you submit your claim. If you settle via remedy, meaning your bags are replaced then the person that would benefit is the new owner.

  42. Claude says:

    I bought my daughter a 2004 honda accord in Dec 2017, in using the tool (link provided) it said that it was apparently subject to the takata airbag problem, however I am unable to file a claim because it was bought after the Sept 17, 2017 deadline. If it had a defective/faulty airbag would it not have been the Honda dealership responsibility to replace prior to resale or disclosure. Are there any alternatives for individuals in the same situation as me or at least a time period that these defective units were installed; i.e. 2006 – 2013????.

    ADMIN – Hi Claude,

    Please reach out to class counsel.

  43. John says:

    Anyone know when checks will be sent?

    ADMIN – Hi John,

    We don’t

  44. Kathy A Kaczor says:

    What about the side airbags? Are they safe? The driver and passenger front airbags were replaced shortly after I bought my used 20008.

    ADMIN – Hi Kathy,

    We are not qualified to speak about the safety of any vehicle. Check with your local dealership.

  45. Kathleen says:

    I bought a brand new 2005 Honda CRV in 2005. In 2012 My son totalled the CRV in an accident. The airbag on the driver’s side exploded and burned him pretty good, but he was in college and pretty upset about the accident as 3 people went to the hospital by ambulance that day. I’m positive our vehicle was part of the recall but I don’t know if we/ or HE qualifies for anything. He did get minimal treatments for the burns from the airbag. Please let me know.


    ADMIN – Hi Kathleen,

    If you have the VIN # you can check.

  46. Idella R Simon says:

    So just two months ago they came to my door and changed my air bag.. i month later car was stolen am i eligible for anything

    ADMIN – Hi Idella,

    I believe you might get a share of the distribution of funds that are leftover. They are talking about a $250 check if you filed.

  47. Conchita says:


    As I understand it, $250.00 will be paid as residual distribution to all owners who are within the settlement class although they have had their airbags replaced at the dealership. This is because the car value dropped so as a courtesy and to satisfy customers the car manufacturers will pay auto owners. If there is money left after these claims are settled then $250.00 more will be paid to the owners. So it means that all owners will get $250.00 and maybe an additional $250.00? A similar question was posed to you, and you thought this was correct but was going to try to review the lawsuit for a definitive answer.

    ADMIN – Hi Conchita,

    A secondary distribution is always less than the primary. Meaning if there are funds left on the second round it would be your equal share of whatever was not cashed in by others.

  48. jordan williams says:

    I went through the entire process filed claim and everything and i still don’t have my settlement check and no one seems to be able to tell me when i will receive it?

    ADMIN – Hi Jordan,

    Head to our Facebook page. Someone posted an update directly from the Class Action Administrator.

  49. Barbara says:

    I owned a 2009 honda accord, that I recently total out the airbags didn’t deployed and I received a recall letters in the mail. What do I need to do?

    ADMIN – Hi Barbara,

    Have you talked to a lawyer about it?

  50. Sharon says:

    Any closer to a date as to when checks will be mailed?

    ADMIN – Hi Sharon,

    Not for Honda

  51. BabyDriver says:

    Hello, Thanks in advance for answering this question! Will paper checks be mailed to the address provided at the time we filled out online form and recieved a confirmation number for residual distributions from Honda?

    ADMIN – Hi BD,

    That is usually the way it works. If you need to submit a change of address contact the class action administrator.

  52. Janis Hardy says:

    It is now October 2018.,I filed my claim months ago. When will the refund check be mailed??????

    ADMIN – Hi Janis,

    This case appears to be finalized so you should see checks soon.

  53. Anthony Loffredo says:

    Any updates?

    ADMIN – Hi Anthony,

    UPDATE: Appeals to the Final Approval Order have been dismissed by the Court of Appeal for the Eleventh Circuit. The Court has established the Effective Date for the Honda Settlement as July 31, 2018.

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