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A timely question. Color me suspicious, and here's why.

As the owner of a 2006 Civic hybrid you may be part of the settlement class in fairly recent class action lawsuit against American Honda Motors. Part of the settlement includes extending the warranty on the hybrid battery for another 12 month or 12,000 miles, whichever comes first. The 2006 cars are also part of a settlement subclass (alleging that a software update actually reduced the mileage achieved). See http://www.hchsettlement.com/ for more info.

Oddly enough the hybrid battery on my 2004 Civic died last week, 4 months past the original 8 year warranty period. I'm getting push back from American Honda Motors (not from the dealership) on honoring the extended warranty. They're claiming that the warranty extension applies only to certain VIN number ranges, which contradicts all of the paperwork I've received from the courts handling the case, and which makes no sense in any case since the main class action suit involved false advertising regarding mileage, not defects in the vehicles themselves.

I would suggest investigating the class action suit and the settlement terms before you make any decisions on letting them pull any data from your car.

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