Welcome to the Informational Website for the Mazda Settlement
UPDATE: On January 24, 2023, the Court ordered the wind down and closure of the Mazda Settlement Program. In view of this, and because the determination notices were issued on the vast majority of claims several years ago, all claims which have been determined to be eligible and payable have been paid, and all other claims have now been closed with finality. Pursuant to the Settlement Agreement, the Settlement Special Administrator’s decisions regarding claims for reimbursement are final and not appealable. The last day for checks to be issued or to request a check reissue for the Mazda Settlement was October 31, 2023. All unclaimed payments for the Mazda Settlement are expected to escheat to the most recently-provided state of residence for that claimant in February 2024.
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 wrongdoing 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:
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.