Honda Civic Defective Sun Visor Class Action Settlement Approved

This is a settlement for the American Honda Finance Corporation, WFS Financial, Inc.; and Toyota Motor Credit Corporation lawsuit.

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New York, NY: A federal court has approved a settlement of a defective product class action filed against American Honda Motor Co. Inc. The lawsuit alleges that Honda failed to fix or warn customers that the sun visors in its hugely popular Honda Civics were defective.

Specifically, the Honda Civic sun visor lawsuit, claims that defects on the sun visors on some Honda Civics caused the visors to split apart, possibly impairing their function. The class action lawsuit also alleges that Honda should have corrected the defective sun visors or should have disclosed the defect at the time of sale.

Eligible class members of the Honda Civic sun visor class action are U.S. residents who are current or former owners or lessees of one of the Civic models listed below:

2006-08 Civic: All

2009 Civic 2-Door:
From VIN 2HGFG1…9H500001 - 2HGFG1…9H523805

2009 Civic 4-Door:
From VIN 19XFA1…9E000061 thru 19XFA1…9E007094
From VIN 2HGFA16…9H300001 thru 2HGFA16… 9H339069
From VIN 2HGFA16…9H500001 thru 2HGFA16…9H511509
From VIN 1HGFA1… 9L000008 thru 1HGFA1… 9L025282
From VIN JHMFA1…9S200024 thru JHMFA1…9S200060

2009 Civic Si 2-Door:
From VIN 2HGFG2…9H700001 thru 2HGFG2…9H702924

2009 Civic Si 4-Door:
From VIN 2HGFA5…9H700001 thru 2HGFA5…9H704687

2009 Civic GX:
From VIN 1HGFA4…9L00000l thru 1HGFA4…9H001442

2006-08 Civic Hybrid: ALL

2009 Civic Hybrid:
From VIN JHMFA3…9S000002 thru JHMFA3…9S009285

As part of the Honda Civic visor settlement, Honda has agreed to extend the warranty on sun visors on Class Vehicles to seven years or 100,000 miles, whichever first occurs. In addition, Honda has agreed to reimburse Class Members for out-of-pocket expenses incurred prior to the Effective Date of the settlement for the repair or replacement of a sun visor or sun visors on Class Vehicles. If you are a class member, you are eligible for a cash reimbursement if:

The Class Member has paid out-of-pocket to repair or replace the sun visor or sun visors in his or her Class Vehicle prior to the Effective Date of the settlement;
The cost of repair or replacement was not previously reimbursed by insurance, warranty, or goodwill; and
The Class Member mails a claim form within two years from the date of the sun visor repair or replacement, or within 90 days of the Effective Date of the settlement, whichever period of time is longer.

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Reader Comments

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I own a 2010 Honda Civic that has a loose and dangerous sunvisor. it falls down resulting in the possibility of receiving facial or neck injury during an accident. My VIN number is 2HGFG1B6XAHS29547. Is this vehicle under any recalls due to the damaged visor?

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It appears my 2006 sun visor issue has expired.

I was never notified about the problem. Do I have any recourse?

Also the after market replacements are just as bad! They break like the O E

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My sun visor messed up as qell is this lawsuit still in process

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This suit is valid nationwide, correct?
I am in CA.

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This exact failure and negligence is occurring with multiple model years of Toyota Camry, Highlander, RAV4, Tacoma and Tundra. There may be other Toyota models, however these models have been formally filed complaints on with Toyota Customer Service. No action has been taken by Toyota other than to isolate assistance for certain model year Camry. Other models mentioned here have been ignored or neglected by Toyota of America. The sun visors are not only defective but possibly a safety hazard, if failure occurs at an inopportune time and driver visibility is impaired.

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