Honda CR-V Defective Door Lock Class Action Settlement

Class Eligibility

Class members include any one who purchased or leased 2007-2008 Honda CR-Vs and certain 2009 Honda CR-Vs.

Estimated Amount

Extended warranty or Reimbursement for verifiable expenses associated with lock repairs

Proof of Purchase

Proof of Expenses Associated with Repairs or individuals may take the vehicle to nearby Honda Dealership for repairs

Case Name

Kevin Davitt, et al. v. America Honda Motor Co., Inc., et al.,

Case No. 2:13-cv-00381
District Court for the District of New Jersey.

Case Summary

The plaintiffs alleged that the actuator, which is part of the door lock system, is defective and that Honda knew about the defect in CR-V models in years 2007 through 2011, but kept this information from Honda CR-V owners and lesses so the automaker would not have to cover the repair under the three-year warranty.

Davitt, Carter and Tudyk allege that the door lock does not lock or unlock properly when the door is locked with either the switch inside the vehicle or with the button on the key fob.

Under the terms of the Honda class action settlement Class Members are entitled to a free replacement of the driver’s door lock actuator, even if it is functioning properly, as long as it had not already been replaced. Class Member must take their Honda CR-Vs to an authorized Honda dealer to receive the replacement.

Alternatively, Class Members who have already incurred out-of-pocket expenses may be reimbursed for those expenses if they file a valid claim form, including the proper documentation and a proof of payment.

Honda has also agreed to extend the warranty on the four occupant door lock actuators for the Honda CR-V class vehicles.

Honda denies the allegations but has agreed to settle.

Settlement Pool





Honda CR-V Door Lock Settlement

Settlement Administrator
PO Box 2722
Torrance, CA 90509