Class Members who wish to claim benefits under the Class Action Agreement and have not already sold or otherwise transferred ownership of their vehicles should retain their vehicles, submit a claim, and have the AEM performed on their vehicles.
If you owned an Eligible Vehicle on January 12, 2017 (NOV date), and you sold your vehicle before January 10, 2019 (date of settlement announcement), including transferring it to an insurance company or otherwise selling to a junkyard or salvage dealer following a total loss (i.e., a “totaled” vehicle), you are a Class Member. You may be eligible to receive benefits as an Eligible Former Owner.
TO OBTAIN SETTLEMENT BENEFITS, Eligible Former Owners MUST submit a complete and valid claim within 90 days after the Court’s final approval of the Settlements to be eligible for compensation. Under the proposed schedule, this would mean a deadline of August 1, 2019, although the deadline may change depending on when the Court finally approves the Settlements. Please check back regularly for updates regarding this deadline which will be posted on this website. Eligible Former Owners who miss the 90-day claim deadline will not receive any settlement compensation.
If you sold or otherwise transferred title of your Eligible Vehicle after January 10, 2019, but before April 15, 2019, you are not a Class Member, this Agreement does not cover or release any potential claims you might have against the Defendants, and you will not receive any compensation under the Class Action Agreement.
If you sold or otherwise transferred title of your Eligible Vehicle after April 15, 2019, but before the vehicle receives the AEM, you are a Class Member but you will not receive any compensation under the Class Action Agreement. To avoid this situation, you should keep your vehicle, submit a claim and then schedule and complete an AEM appointment as soon as possible.
If, because of a total loss, you transferred title to your Eligible Vehicle to an insurance company or an equivalent after January 10, 2019, and prior to receiving the AEM, please see “Can I receive benefits if my vehicle is totaled?” in the Ecodiesel Settlement Benefits section below for further information.