MEI’s Lifetime Engine Guarantee Class Action Settlement
All consumers in the United States who, between May 5, 2013 and January 8, 2017, purchased a vehicle from Car Sense Inc. (now MEI) and accepted the LifeTime Engine Guarantee offered by Car Sense Inc.
Proof of Purchase
Leary v. McGowen Enterprises Inc.,Case No. 3:10-cv-01610-RS, District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania
The lawsuit alleges that MEI violated the Magnuson-Moss Warranty Act by including an illegal tying provision in a written warranty provided to Named Plaintiffs and Class Members. At issue is MEI’s LifeTime Engine Guarantee,which is a limited warranty that covers a vehicle’s engine from mechanical failure or abnormal wear so long as the purchaser owns the vehicle, provided that the purchaser properly maintains the vehicle in accordance with the warranty’s terms. Among other things, the LifeTime Engine Guarantee directs Named Plaintiffs and Class Members to have the oil changed professionally in their vehicle every four months or 4,000 miles, whichever comes first, using only Castrol oil products. Plaintiffs allege that they and all Class Members paid more for oil changes than they should have paid because Castrol oil may be more expensive than comparable oil products and that they should be allowed to change the oil not only with Castrol oil products, but with similar oil products, without voiding the warranty. MEI denies each and every one of Plaintiffs’ allegations of unlawful conduct, any wrongdoing, and any liability whatsoever, and no court or other entity has made any judgment or other determination of any liability. MEI further denies that any Class Member is entitled to any relief and, other than for settlement purposes, and that this Action is appropriate for certification as a class action. MEI denies any wrongdoing and any liability whatsoever.