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Conti, et al. v. American Honda Motor Co., Inc.
United States District Court for the Central District of California
Case No. 2:19-cv-02160-CJC-GJS
Notice of Settlement

PLEASE READ THIS NOTICE CAREFULLY

YOUR LEGAL RIGHTS MAY BE AFFECTED WHETHER YOU ACT OR DO NOT ACT.

If you are a current or former owner or lessee of a 2018-2019 Honda Odyssey, 2019 Honda Pilot, or 2019 Honda Passport, you may be entitled to benefits under the Settlement. For additional information about the lawsuit and the settlement, please consult the FAQ page on this website.

This Litigation is about the Infotainment Systems in 2018 and 2019 Honda Odyssey vehicles (Elite, EX, EX-L, EX-LNR and Touring trims), 2019 Honda Pilot vehicles (2EX-LNR, 2TRG, 2TRG 7P, 4Elite, 4EX, 4EX-L, 4EX-LNR, 4TRG and 4TRG 7P trims), and 2019 Honda Passport vehicles (2EX-L, 2TRG, 4Elite, 4EX-L, or 4TRG trims) (collectively, the “Settlement Class Vehicles”).

The Named Plaintiffs allege that the Settlement Class Vehicles’ Infotainment Systems suffered from software and hardware defects that caused the systems to frequently freeze, crash, fail to boot up, fail to shut down, or suffer intermittent failures to connect to peripheral devices (such as phones and mp3 players). Plaintiffs allege that AHM should have disclosed the defects prior to sale or remedied the defects under warranty within a reasonable period of time after sale. AHM expressly and vigorously denies the allegations in the Litigation, including the allegation that the Infotainment Systems in Settlement Class Vehicles suffer from any defect whatsoever. AHM further denies that it has engaged in any wrongdoing, and specifically denies all claims described above and asserted in the Litigation.

YOUR LEGAL RIGHTS AND OPTIONS IN THIS SETTLEMENT

SUBMIT A CLAIM FORM

Stay in the lawsuit. If eligible, submit a claim for reimbursement of certain out-of-pocket expenses and either 2 years of free HondaLink Security Service (Elite and Touring trim vehicles) or 1 year of free SiriusXM Select service (EX and EX-L vehicles).

Out-of-pocket expense reimbursement: The only way to get reimbursement for battery recharging and qualifying transportation costs associated with more than one visit to an authorized dealership for certain Infotainment System issues, is to timely file a valid Claim Form with documentation of the expenses.

2 years of free HondaLink Security Service or 1 year of free SiriusXM Select service (depending on the trim of your vehicle). You must timely submit a valid Claim Form with all required documentation to receive this benefit, unless you automatically qualify to receive the benefit based on your history of service visits. Settlement Class Members who are automatically eligible for this benefit need not file a Claim Form to receive it, though they must still file a Claim Form to receive out-of-pocket expense reimbursement.

ASK TO BE EXCLUDED

Receive no reimbursement, no HondaLink Security Service or SiriusXM Select service, or other benefits. Get out of this lawsuit but keep your individual rights to sue.

If you ask to be excluded, you will not be eligible for benefits from this lawsuit, but you will maintain your right to pursue a claim against America Honda Motor Co., Inc. on an individual basis separately about the claims in this lawsuit.

COMMENT OR OBJECT

Comment in writing about why you like or don’t like the proposed settlement. You may comment in writing about why you like or dislike the proposed settlement by sending a letter to the Settlement Administrator, or by filing an objection with the Court on your own or through an attorney. In order to comment or object to the proposed settlement, you must remain a member of the Settlement Class (i.e., you cannot ask to be excluded).

DO NOTHING

Receive the Extended Warranty and benefit from the enhanced dealer training and guidance for making covered repairs, but do not receive any reimbursement for eligible out-of-pocket expenses or 2 years of free HondaLink Security Service/1 year of free SiriusXM Select service (unless you are automatically eligible). Give up right to sue.

By doing nothing, you will benefit from the Extended Warranty and enhanced dealer training. However, you will not be eligible for reimbursement of out-of-pocket expenses. Unless you are automatically eligible based on your history of service visits, you will not receive 2 free years of HondaLink Security Service or 1 free year of Sirius XM Select service. You will also give up any rights to sue American Honda Motor Co., Inc. on an individual basis separately about the claims in this lawsuit.