Auto Purchase & Auto Parts Class Action Settlement: $100+ Per Person

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There’s a huge auto purchase & auto parts class action settlement against several manufacturers for being part of a price-fixing scheme. If you bought a new auto, leased one, or bought car parts between 1995 to 2018, you may be eligible for a $100+ pay out.

What are the details of the settlement?

Auto Settlement FAQ

Several car parts manufacturers have agreed to settle an auto parts class action lawsuit for $1.2 billion dollars. The defendants are companies you probably have never heard of, but it’s very likely you’ve bought parts from them indirectly when buying/leasing a new car or changing parts in your car during a repair.

The list of parts and its associated car make and model can be found here and here.

This lawsuit has gone through three different rounds of payments already (Round 1 Settlement, Round 2 Settlement, and Round 3 Settlement). If you file now (Round 4), you’ll still get all the benefits of the last 3 rounds:

Check Your Eligibility and File A Claim

Ninja Update: The deadline to file has been extended to June 18, 2020.

“You may be included if, at any time between 1995 and 2018, depending upon the component part, you: (1) bought or leased a qualifying new vehicle in the U.S. (not for resale) or (2) indirectly purchased a qualifying vehicle replacement part (not for resale). Indirectly means you bought the vehicle replacement part from someone other than the manufacturer of the part. In general, qualifying vehicles are four-wheeled passenger automobiles, cars, light trucks, pickup trucks, crossovers, vans, mini-vans, and sport utility vehicles.”

How much will they pay me?

You’ll get at least $100, and possibly more depending on how many people join the class action settlement.

How do I file a claim?

I put the direct link earlier, but you can go here and file. Once you enter, click on the big red box that says “File a Claim”:

Important Dates

Here are the milestone dates for you to be aware of:

  • 1995 to 2018 – years where the price-fixing took place
  • March 16, 2020 June 18, 2020 – last day to file a claim


The Bottom Line

Although it’s an auto parts class action settlement, I think just about everyone qualifies for this lawsuit. You most likely went to a repair shop to fix something involving an auto part, but even if you didn’t, the lawsuit includes people who bought a new car or leased one during the 1995 to 2018 time period.

This isn’t as easy as other class action settlements, but it’s still a breeze… and it’s $100. You’ll need your car’s VIN number among other documentation if you purchased or leased.


  1. What do you do if you didn’t know about this till April 2020? My late husband and I purchased three new vehicles during the applicable time period.


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