Eisen v. Porsche Cars North America, Inc



Important Update: Appeal Resolved and Reimbursement Checks Mailed

Please be advised that the appeal was resolved and pursuant to Court order, reimbursement checks were mailed on January 29, 2015 to Class Members with timely and approved claims under the terms of the Settlement.

Eisen v. Porsche Cars North America, Inc

United States District Court For The Central District Of California

If You Owned Or Leased A Model Year 2001-2005 Porsche Boxster Or 911 Vehicle In The United States You Could Be Affected By A Class Action Settlement.

A Settlement has been approved by the Court in a class action lawsuit against Porsche Cars North America (“PCNA”) alleging that some 2001-2005 model year Porsche Boxster and 911 vehicles experienced or may experience intermediate shaft (“IMS”) related engine damage before or after their original Limited Warranty or Approved Certified Pre-Owned (“ACPO”) Limited Warranty has expired. These vehicles are known as the “Class Vehicles” and the individuals who owned or leased such Class Vehicles at the time they sustained such engine damage are known as “Class Members.” PCNA has not been found liable for any of the claims alleged in this lawsuit. The parties have voluntarily reached a settlement. Under the settlement and subject to proof, PCNA will reimburse Class Members for repair or replacement costs paid due to IMS related damage in Class Vehicles.

Your legal rights may be affected whether or not you act. Please review the Notice and other information on this website carefully.

SUBMIT A CLAIM FORM If you have paid out of pocket costs for IMS related engine damage and you submitted a valid and timely Claim Form, along with sufficient proof of the repair and that you incurred out of pocket costs for an IMS related engine repair or replacement, you may be eligible to receive a reimbursement payment. A properly completed Claim Form must have been postmarked or otherwise transmitted by no later than October 15, 2013. The deadline to submit a Claim Form has now passed. If you experience an IMS condition in a Class Vehicle in the future, you may be eligible to obtain payment for the repair by promptly contacting PCNA at 1 (800) 486-9809 and arranging for PCNA to inspect your vehicle in order to confirm that an IMS condition existed that requires such a repair.
EXCLUDE YOURSELF If you asked to be excluded from the Settlement, you will receive no reimbursement or payment for a past or future engine related repair caused by the IMS as provided for in this Settlement. If you excluded yourself from the Settlement and you are a current owner or lessee of a Class Vehicle, the claims process and assistance for seeking settlement benefits will not apply to you. Excluding yourself was the only option that allows you to pursue your individual IMS related claims in a separate lawsuit against PCNA. The deadline to request exclusion has now passed.
OBJECT You may have objected to the Settlement by writing to the Court and indicating why you do not like the Settlement. In order to object to the Settlement you must have remained a member of the lawsuit—you could not ask to be excluded. The deadline to file an objection has now passed.
GO TO A HEARING You may go to the Settlement hearing if you wish to speak in Court about the fairness of the Settlement and if you advise the parties of your intention to do so. The Fairness Hearing was held and Final Approval was granted.
DO NOTHING If you did not submit a Claim Form, you will not get reimbursed through this Settlement for money you paid out of pocket to repair engine damage related to an IMS condition. If you did not exclude yourself from this Settlement, you will not be able to sue PCNA for any individual claims related to this Settlement and you will be bound by the rulings made in this case.

These rights and options - and the deadlines to exercise them - are explained in the Notice


Claim Form

Additional Information

This website contains a summary of the general information regarding the lawsuit. If you have read the information regarding the lawsuit located on the Home and the FAQ pages but have additional questions concerning the lawsuit, please contact the Settlement Administrator at:

Eisen IMS Settlement c/o GCG PO Box 35049 Seattle, WA 98124-3508