Welcome to the Informational Website for the Auto Parts Antitrust Litigation - Direct Purchaser Class Actions.


The Auto Parts Antitrust Litigation is a coordinated legal proceeding comprised of a number of cases involving different parts that were purchased directly or indirectly from a defendant for use in motor vehicles.

This website sets forth information relating to settlements involving products purchased directly from a defendant. You can view information regarding certain products included in this litigation by clicking on the links above. Please note that new information may be added in the future about these and other cases.


CASE UPDATES

Air Conditioning Systems

The Court has granted final approval of proposed settlements with the Calsonic, DENSO, MAHLE Behr, Panasonic, and VALEO Defendants. The Court has granted preliminary approval of a proposed settlement with the MHI and Sanden Defendants and will hold a hearing on final approval of the MHI and Sanden settlements and related matters on November 5, 2020. If you want to receive a share of the Calsonic, DENSO, MAHLE Behr, Panasonic, VALEO, MHI or Sanden settlement funds, you must submit a valid Claim Form no later than November 21, 2020. Click here to see more information about the Calsonic, DENSO, MAHLE Behr, Panasonic, VALEO, MHI and Sanden settlements.


Alternators

The Court has granted final approval of settlements with the MITSUBISHI ELECTRIC, Hitachi Automotive Systems, Ltd. (“HIAMS”), and DENSO Defendants. The Claims Administration process is ongoing. Click here to see more information about the MITSUBISHI ELECTRIC, HIAMS, and DENSO settlements.


Brake Hoses

The Court has granted preliminary approval of proposed settlements with the Hitachi Metals and Toyoda Gosei Defendants. The Court will hold a hearing on final approval of the proposed settlements on June 17, 2020. If you want to receive a share of the Hitachi Metals or Toyoda Gosei settlement funds, you must submit a valid Claim Form no later than May 29, 2020. Click here to see more information about the Hitachi Metals and Toyoda Gosei settlements.


Bearings

The Court has granted final approval of the settlement with the Schaeffler Defendants. The Court has scheduled a hearing on a proposed plan of distribution of the Schaeffler settlement funds and Settlement Class Counsel’s requests for reimbursement of litigation expenses and service awards to the Class Representatives on July 23, 2020. If you want to receive a share of the Schaeffler settlement funds, you must submit a valid Claim Form no later than August 21, 2020. Click here to see more information about these matters.


Ceramic Substrates

The Court has granted preliminary approval of proposed settlements with the NGK, DENSO, and Corning Defendants. The Court will hold a hearing on final approval of the proposed settlements on June 17, 2020. If you want to receive a share of the NGK, DENSO, or Corning settlement funds, you must submit a valid Claim Form no later than May 15, 2020. Click here to see more information about the NGK, DENSO, and Corning settlements.


Exhaust Systems

The Court has granted preliminary approval of proposed settlements with the Bosal, Eberspächer, Faurecia, Meritor, and Tenneco Defendants. The Court will hold a hearing on final approval of the proposed settlements on November 5, 2020. If you want to receive a share of the Bosal, Eberspächer, Faurecia, Meritor, or Tenneco settlement funds, you must submit a valid Claim Form no later than November 21, 2020. Click here to see more information about the Bosal, Eberspächer, Faurecia, Meritor, and Tenneco settlements.


Fuel Injection Systems

The Court has granted final approval of proposed settlements with the MITSUBISHI ELECTRIC, HIAMS, DENSO, and MITSUBA Defendants. Click here to see more information about the MITSUBISHI ELECTRIC, HIAMS, DENSO, and MITSUBA settlements.


Heater Control Panels

The Court has granted final approval of settlements with the Sumitomo, Alps, and Tokai Rika Defendants. Click here to see more information about the Sumitomo, Alps, and Tokai Rika settlements.


Ignition Coils

The Court has granted preliminary approval of proposed settlements with the Mitsubishi Electric, HIAMS, DENSO, and Diamond Electric Defendants. The Court will hold a hearing on final approval of the proposed settlements on June 17, 2020. If you want to receive a share of the Mitsubishi Electric, HIAMS, DENSO, or Diamond Electric settlement funds, you must submit a valid Claim Form no later than May 22, 2020. Click here to see more information about the Mitsubishi Electric, HIAMS, DENSO, and Diamond Electric settlements.


Instrument Panel Clusters

The Court has granted final approval of settlements with the Nippon Seiki and Yazaki Defendants. Click here to see more information about the Nippon Seiki and Yazaki settlements.


Occupant Safety Systems

The Court has granted final approval of settlements with the Toyoda Gosei, Tokai Rika, Autoliv and TRW Defendants. The Claims Administration process relating to the Toyoda Gosei and Tokai Rika settlements is ongoing. Click here to see more information about the Toyoda Gosei and Tokai Rika settlements.


Power Window Motors

The Court has granted final approval of proposed settlements with the DENSO and MITSUBA Defendants. The Claims Administration process is ongoing. Click here to see more information about the DENSO and MITSUBA settlements.


Radiators

The Court has granted final approval of proposed settlements with the MITSUBA, DENSO, Calsonic, and T.RAD Defendants. The Claims Administration process is ongoing. Click here to see more information about the MITSUBA, DENSO, Calsonic, and T.RAD settlements.


Small Bearings

The Court has granted final approval of the settlement with the Minebea Defendants. Click here to see more information about the Minebea settlement.


Starters

The Court has granted final approval of proposed settlements with the MITSUBISHI ELECTRIC, HIAMS, DENSO, and MITSUBA Defendants. The Court has granted preliminary approval of a proposed settlement with the Bosch Defendants and will hold a hearing on final approval of the Bosch settlement and related matters on November 5, 2020. If you want to receive a share of the Mitsubishi Electric, HIAMS, DENSO, MITSUBA, or Bosch settlement funds, you must submit a valid Claim Form no later than November 21, 2020. Click here to see more information about the Mitsubishi Electric, HIAMS, DENSO, MITSUBA, and Bosch settlements.


Valve Timing Control Devices

The Court has granted preliminary approval of proposed settlements with the Mitsubishi Electric, HIAMS, DENSO, and Aisin Seiki Defendants. The Court will hold a hearing on final approval of the proposed settlements on June 17, 2020. If you want to receive a share of the Mitsubishi Electric, HIAMS, DENSO, or Aisin Seiki settlement funds, you must submit a valid Claim Form no later than June 26, 2020. Click here to see more information about the Mitsubishi Electric, HIAMS, DENSO, and Aisin Seiki settlements.


Windshield Washer Systems

The Court has granted final approval of proposed settlements with the DENSO and MITSUBA Defendants. The Claims Administration process is ongoing. Click here to see more information about the DENSO and MITSUBA settlements.


Windshield Wiper Systems

The Court has granted final approval of proposed settlements with the DENSO and MITSUBA Defendants. The Claims Administration process is ongoing. Click here to see more information about the DENSO and MITSUBA settlements.


Wire Harness Products

The Court has granted final approval of settlements with the Chiyoda, Fujikura, Furukawa, G.S. Electech, Lear, LEONI, MITSUBISHI ELECTRIC, Sumitomo, Tokai Rika, and Yazaki Defendants. The Claims Administration process relating to the Furukawa and MITSUBISHI ELECTRIC settlements is ongoing. Click here to see more information about the Wire Harness settlements.