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If you own or have owned a Honda Civic (2006-2013) or Acura CSX (2006-2011) vehicle purchased in Quebec, and you have experienced and observed substantial or not insignificant Early Paint Degradation, you may be entitled to compensation.
This is the esssence of the settlement approved by the Superior Court of Quebec in the Daunais Class Action against Honda Canada Inc. on July 6, 2022.
You must have noticed substantial or not insignificant Early Paint Degradation on your vehicle after May 4, 2015 for Members of the Civic Settlement Sub-Group and after September 4, 2017 for Members of the CSX Settlement Sub-Group.
You had until March 31, 2023 to claim the benefits that apply to you.See the next steps
What is early paint degradation?
Substantial or not insignificant Early Paint Degradation can take the form of discoloration or peeling of layers called delamination.
September 30, 2022 to March 31, 2023
The Claims Period means the period during which a Settlement Class Member may submit a Claim Form. This Claim Period has now ended.
Starting April 1st, 2023
Period for sending rejection and partial rejection notices
Over the next few weeks, Notices of Rejection and Partial Rejection will be issued to affected claims. If a claimant, after receipt of such notice, believes that the reasons for the rejection or partial rejection of its claim can be reconsidered by obtaining additional documents or information, the claimant will have 30 days from the date of this notice to forward the documents to the Administrator. Please wait until you receive a notice of rejection or partial rejection before sending documents to the Administrator. Any documents sent to the Administrator without prior notice to you will not be processed by the Administrator.
Starting Auguts 1st, 2023
Final Rejection Notice Period
If no document is received by the Administrator within the thirty (30) days following the date of the Notice of Rejection of a claim, it will no longer be possible for the claimant to have the status of his/her claim changed by the Administrator by submitting any other documentation and a Final Rejection Notice will be sent to him/her.The ultimate Member’s recourse will be then to file a Reconsideration Notice with the Class Counsel if he/she disagrees with the conclusion of the Administrator, within the thirty (30) days following the date of the Final Rejection Notice. The notice must set out the reasons why you contest the Administrator's final rejection. The coordinates of the Class Counsel will be specified on the Final Rejection Notice or in the following FAQ section.
Period to be determined
The Performance Period is the period during which Honda will provide the Settlement Benefits and the Settlement Benefits will be sent to Members. There are several external factors that make it impossible for us to determine an exact payout date.In addition, please note that the period of use of the Authorized Repair Certificate at an authorized body shop will be 180 days from the date of issuance.
How to receive compensation?
To find out which benefit applies to your situation and how to claim it, see the Frequently Asked Questions.Consult the FAQ
Who can repaint your vehicle?
There are many professional auto body shops in Quebec that are authorized to carry out paint work on your vehicle.List of auto body shops