This large lawsuit has been assembled from various antitrust class actions against makers of auto parts. The complaints allege that the makers entered into unlawful agreements that caused people to pay more for automobiles and parts than they would have otherwise. Round 1, 2, and 3 settlements included 11, 12, and 33 defendants respectively; this Round 4 settlement has achieved agreements with another 17 defendants. The case is continuing with other, non-settling defendants.
Round 4 includes makers of Air Conditioning Systems, Automotive Brake Hoses, Automotive Constant-Velocity-Joint Boot Products, Automotive Hoses, Automotive Steel Tubes, Body Sealing Products, Ceramic Substrates, Exhaust Systems, Electronic Powered Steering Assemblies, Fuel Injection Systems, Heater Control Panels, Ignition Coils, Interior Trim Products, Occupant Safety Systems, Power Window Switches, Side-Door Latches, Shock Absorbers, Steering Angle Sensors, Switches, and Valve Timing Control Devices.