A federal court has approved a class action lawsuit settlement against Honda after the popular automaker failed to fix or warn owners about defective sun visors. The settlement affects over 2 million Honda Civic and Civic Hybrid owners and lessees. On CarComplaints.com alone there have been nearly 150 complaints about this problem by 2006, 2007 and 2008 Civic owners.
About the Settlement
As part of the settlement, which became effective on September 16th, 2011, Honda has agreed to:
- Extend the warranty on sun visors on Class Vehicles (listed below) to 7 years / 100,000 miles, whichever occurs first
- In addition, they will reimburse Class Members for out-of-pocket expenses incurred prior to the settlement date for the repair or replacement of their sun visors
If you are a member of this class action lawsuit, you are eligible to get a cash reimbursement if:
- You have paid out-of-pocket to repair or replace one or more sun visors in your vehicle prior to September 16th, 2011;
- The cost of the repair or replacement was not previously reimbursed by insurance, warranty, or goodwill; and
- You mail a claim form within two years from the date of the sun visor repair or replacement, or within 90 days of the September 16th, 2011, whichever period of time is longer.
If you've been affected you can read about out your legal rights, download claim forms and find out expiration dates at the official visor settlement page: