Welcome to the official website for the Honda Canadian Oil Dilution Class Action Settlement

The Court has approved a Settlement in a class action lawsuit in Ontario against Honda regarding an Oil Dilution Condition in the Class Vehicles. The terms of the Settlement are set out in the Settlement Agreement.  You may view a copy of the Settlement Agreement, and important updates about this Settlement, under the Documents tab.

The lawsuit, Skye v Honda North America Inc. et al. claims that certain Honda vehicles are predisposed to an engine defect that causes fuel dilution of the engine oil, which allegedly causes certain issues with the vehicle and damages to class members. Honda expressly denies the allegations in the Litigation, and the Court has not decided who is right.

The Effective Date of the settlement is April 7, 2021, and the Claims Period will run from April 7, 2021 – June 6, 2021. Settlement Class Members who wish to file a Claim must file it online by June 6, 2021, or if filing by mail, ensure it is postmarked by June 6, 2021.

Who is a Class Member?

The Class includes all Canadian residents who are current and former owners or lessees of any the following Honda vehicles which were purchased or leased in Canada: 

  • Honda model year 2016, 2017, and 2018 Civic vehicles equipped with the 1.5 litre turbocharged engine; and  
  • Honda model year 2017 and 2018 CR-V vehicles equipped with the 1.5 litre turbocharged engine.

If the vehicle was purchased or leased for resale or distribution purposes, the vehicle is not included in this Settlement. If you are a member of the Class, please read the Notice under the Documents tab on this Settlement Website.  

What does the Settlement Provide?

Under the Settlement, Honda Canada will provide the following benefits:

1. Warranty Extension for Oil Dilution Condition Issues: Before this Settlement was reached, Honda Canada had extended the factory warranty of each Class Vehicle, solely to cover Oil Dilution Condition issues, to the date that ends six (6) years after the vehicle’s original sale or lease date, with no mileage limitation. Under this Settlement, Honda Canada will continue to provide the Warranty Extension. The Warranty Extension is subject to the same terms and conditions as the original, written warranty issued at the original point of sale or lease of each Class Vehicle, except as described in the preceding paragraph.

2. Product Update: Before this Settlement was reached, Honda Canada was already providing a Product Update to Class Vehicles at no cost to vehicle owners. Honda Canada will continue to provide this Product Update. As part of the Product Update service, engine oil will be replaced to remove any excess fuel or moisture that may have accumulated in the engine oil.

3. Reimbursement of Certain Expenses: Members of the Class who do not opt out of the Settlement and who timely submit a valid Claim Form with Proof of Expenses within the Claims Period may be eligible for reimbursement of the following expenses:

a) Past Towing Expenses as a Result of Oil Dilution Condition: Settlement Class Members who paid for past towing as a direct result of Oil Dilution Condition may submit a Claim for reimbursement of those costs if:

i. A Class Vehicle was towed by a licensed towing company before November 16, 2020;

ii. The tow was required due to Oil Dilution Condition causing:

a) illumination of the malfunction indicator lamp (MIL);

b) the vehicle to go into “limp mode”; or

c) engine failure;

iii. A diagnostic technical code for engine misfire or fuel mixture rich code related to Oil Dilution Condition that was present in the Class Vehicle; and

iv. Proof of Expenses is provided.

b) Oil Change Expenses Occurring Before November 16, 2020: Settlement Class Members who paid for past oil changes as a direct result of Oil Dilution Condition may submit a Claim for reimbursement of those costs if:

i. The oil change was for a Class Vehicle and occurred before November 16, 2020; and the Settlement Class Member complained about Oil Dilution Condition to Honda Canada or an authorized Honda dealer at any time before the oil change;

ii. The Settlement Class Member’s Oil Dilution Condition complaint(s) is/are verified by adequate Honda Canada (or authorized Honda dealer) documentation;

iii. The Settlement Class Member provides proof that he or she changed the oil on or before 8,000 kilometers from the prior oil change because of Oil Dilution Condition issues; and

iv. Proof of Expenses is provided.

c) Diagnostic Costs Due to Oil Dilution Condition: Settlement Class Members who paid out-of-pocket for diagnostic costs relating to Oil Dilution Condition may submit a Claim for reimbursement of those costs, up to CA$325, if:

i. The diagnostics were completed on a Class Vehicle before November 16, 2020;

ii. The Settlement Class Member was charged for diagnostics related to Oil Dilution Condition issues; iii. The Settlement Class Member’s Oil Dilution Condition complaint(s) is/are verified by adequate Honda (or authorized Honda dealer) documentation; and
iv. Proof of Expenses is provided.

A copy of the Claim Form is under the Documents tab on this Settlement Website. You can also obtain a copy of the Claim Form by calling the Settlement Administrator at 866-757-7817. You will need to include specific documents (such as invoices or receipts) with your Claim Form as “Proof of Expenses” to identify the expenses paid due to Oil Dilution Condition issues. Honda reserves the right to ask for reasonable additional information and/or documentation.

Please Note:

Please check the Important Updates tab for updates about this Settlement.

Class Member Options: 

The time for opting out of and objecting to the Settlement has now passed.

If you did not Opt Out of the Settlement, and if you otherwise qualify, you may submit a Claim Form and Proof of Expenses from April 7, 2021 – June 6, 2021 to be considered for reimbursement of certain out‐of‐pocket expenses incurred by you for oil changes, towing, and diagnostic costs incurred as a result of the Oil Dilution Condition in your Class Vehicle. You can read more about submitting a Claim Form and Proof of Expenses here.

If you do not submit a Claim Form and Proof of Expenses during the Claims Period (April 7, 2021 – June 6, 2021), you will not be considered for any reimbursement for out-of-pocket expenses. However, if you are a member of the Class, you already benefit from the Warranty Extension, and you are entitled to bring your Class Vehicle to an authorized Honda dealer to receive the Product Update. You are already eligible to receive these benefits, and will remain be eligible to receive these benefits even if you opted out of the Settlement.