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  • Writer's pictureSamantha Suchy

California Car Settlement

In re Automobile Antitrust Cases I, II | JCCP Nos. 4298 and 4303

Settlement Fund

$82 million

Settlement Period

January 1, 2001 – April 30, 2003

Claim Filing Deadline

December 31, 2022


Ford Canada has reached an $82 million settlement for California car buyers. The settlement stems from allegations Ford Canada violated California antitrust law by blocking the exports of similar, but less expensive, new vehicles sold in California, creating supracompetitive prices for California car buyers and lessees.


If your business was located in California on November 15, 2010 and bought or leased new passenger cars, light-duty trucks or sport vehicles from authorized dealers in California between January 1, 2001 and April 30, 2003, you may be a class member.

Government entities are excluded from the Settlement.

Eligible Vehicles: Acura, Buick, Cadillac, Chevrolet, Chrysler, Dodge, Ford, GMC, Honda, Hummer, Infiniti, Jaguar, Jeep, Land Rover, Lexus, Lincoln, Mazda, Mercury, Nissan, Oldsmobile, Plymouth, Pontiac, Saab, Saturn, Toyota, and Volvo.

Next Steps for MCAG Clients

MCAG will need a completed copy of this spreadsheet, or documentation that includes the following to submit a valid claim:

  • Make of Vehicle

  • Year of Vehicle

  • Model of Vehicle

  • Date of Vehicle Purchase or Lease

  • Name of Dealer

  • State of Dealer

Enroll in MCAG's Settlement Recovery Service

Organizations who are not yet contracted with MCAG may contact one of our representatives to learn how to sign up for our Settlement Recovery Service. There are no upfront fees—MCAG aligns its incentives with yours and charges a percentage of any recoveries obtained on your behalf. If no money is recovered for your organization from the Settlement(s), then MCAG will not charge or retain a fee.

Need more information? Call MCAG at 1-800-355-0466 to learn more or CLICK HERE to complete our contact form and an MCAG representative will respond shortly.


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