Frequently Asked Questions About the
Honda Odometer Class Action Settlement
The Proposed Honda Odometer Class Action Settlement (“Proposed Settlement”) resolves two
lawsuits currently pending in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Texas,
Karen Vaughn, Individually & on Behalf of All Others Similarly Situated v. American Honda
Motor Co., Inc. & Honda Motor Co., Ltd., Case No. 2-04CV-142 (TJW) and Sharon McQuiston,
Individually & On Behalf of All Others Similarly Situated v. American Honda Motor Co., Inc.
and Honda Motor Co., Ltd., Case No.: 2-06CV-253 (TJW). These questions and answers
explain in more detail how the Proposed Settlement works.
What is a class action lawsuit?
A class action is a lawsuit brought by one or more plaintiffs on behalf of a group of individuals
making the same or similar claims against a company or another individual.
What are the Honda Odometer Class Action lawsuits about?
Both lawsuits involve Honda and Acura automobiles purchased between April 13, 2002 and
November 7, 2006. Plaintiffs generally allege in the lawsuits that the odometers on those
vehicles overstate mileage, which Honda denies. The Court has not resolved the merits of any of
the claims or defenses in the lawsuits.
Why are these lawsuits being settled?
The parties are settling these lawsuits because they believe that the Proposed Settlement is fair,
reasonable, and adequate and is in the best interest of Settlement Class Members and each of the
defendants, and that a settlement is the most efficient and cost-effective way to resolve their
Why is this called a Proposed Class Action Settlement?
The Settlement is “Proposed” at this point because it has been preliminarily approved by the
Court and will be the subject of a later Court hearing called a “Fairness Hearing,” which is
currently scheduled for May 30, 2007. At that hearing, the Court will make a final decision as to
whether the Settlement is fair, reasonable an