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Welcome to the Informational Website for the Mazda Settlement

A $75.8 million settlement has been proposed with Mazda Motor Corporation and Mazda Motor of America, Inc., dba Mazda North American Operations (collectively, “Mazda”). The Settlement resolves claims that Mazda manufactured, distributed, or sold certain vehicles containing allegedly defective inflators manufactured by Takata Corporation and TK Holdings, Inc. that allegedly could, upon deployment, rupture and expel debris or shrapnel into the occupant compartment or otherwise affect the airbag’s deployment, and that the Plaintiffs sustained economic losses as a result thereof. The Court preliminarily approved the settlement on June 9, 2017 and issued the preliminary approval order that was docketed on June 12, 2017.

Mazda denies and continues to deny that it has violated any law, denies liability, and denies that it engaged in any and all wrong doing with respect to the manufacture, distribution, or sale of the Subject Vehicles. Both sides in the lawsuit agreed to a settlement in order to increase recall completion rates and to avoid the cost and risk of further litigation, with the goal of enhanced customer satisfaction.

This economic loss class action settlement Class includes:

  • All persons or entities who or which owned and/or leased, on June 9, 2017, Subject Vehicles distributed for sale or lease in the United States or any of its territories or possessions; and
  • All persons or entities who or which formerly owned and/or leased Subject Vehicles distributed for sale or lease in the United States or any of its territories or possessions, and who or which sold or returned, pursuant to a lease, the Subject Vehicles after April 11, 2013 and through June 9, 2017.

The Mazda Settlement does not involve claims for personal injury or property damage to any property other than the Subject Vehicles.

Important Note: Some vehicles included in the Settlement will be recalled at a later date and others may not require a recall. Your receipt of a Settlement Notice does not mean your vehicle is subject to a recall. Please refer to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s website, www.safercar.gov, for the latest information about Takata recalls and to determine if your vehicle is subject to a recall.

Important Dates

  • June 9, 2017
    Preliminary Approval Hearing
  • September 25, 2017
    Exclusion (Opt Out) Deadline
  • September 25, 2017
    Objection Deadline
  • October 25, 2017
    Final Approval (“Fairness”) Hearing