Miami, FL: A $605 million settlement has been granted final approval by a federal judge, ending multidistrict litigation (MDL) against Honda related to the defective Takata airbags. The approval makes Honda the sixth automobile manufacturer to exit the litigation.
According to the terms of the settlement, portions of the settlement funds will be used to inform additional affected drivers about Takata’s defective air bags and to cover drivers’ out-of-pocket expenses incurred while getting their recalled cars fixed, including child care costs. Class members will also be provided with rental or loaner vehicles while they are having their cars fixed. Remaining funds will be distributed to class members in amounts up to $250. Class representatives will receive $5,000 each.
Toyota, Subaru, Mazda and BMW have all settled, paying a combined $553.6 million. In August 2017, Nissan settled for $98 million.
Takata was facing its own MDL, alleging that Takata embarked on a concealment campaign, designed to cover-up evidence of airbag defects: specifically, that the airbags contain ammonium nitrate that can spontaneously explode, sending shrapnel into the vehicle, injuring passengers and drivers alike. Takata filed for Chapter 11 in June, under the weight of billions of dollars of potential liability and trillions in claims stemming from the company's faulty air bag inflators.
The case is In re: Takata Airbag Products Liability Litigation, case number 1:15-md-02599, in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida.
I filed a claim several months ago regarding my 2004 Honda Accord. The air bag light constantly goes on. What is going on with this law suit?
Posted by Madalina Danescu
I believe I filed a claim and would like to know when the settlement checks would be dispersed
Posted by Alex DiPasquale
Claim has been filled. When do checks usually get dispersed?
Posted by scott weaver
how do i file a claim?
Posted by Brandy Barricks
My light has never went out or you can't reset the system. It comes back on. I had my air bags replaced. I have to go to Indy with my daughter to Reilly's children hospital. Im worried it work work when needed or it will go off.
Posted by Joseph Polselli
I wish the Call Center for this Case was honest and got their Facts Straight... Someone is giving loads of false details to the claim center... The Law is the Law, and the Case is now over...!
Posted by Frankie Rothwell
I brought a Honda CRV do I qualified for law suit . If so please contact me. .
Posted by chris scannell
I have filed a claim. When will the check arrive?
Posted by Tamara Estes
my airbag light is still on and not replaced
Posted by Susan Morich
We have already filed the claim and have a claim # when will the funds be remitted?
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