Honda Settles False Mileage Claims Lawsuit

A judge has tentatively approved a settlement against Honda Motor Company over fuel economy claims.

Honda Civic owners argued that the carmaker inflated the Honda Civic Hybrid’s gas mileage. USA Today reports that 200,000 Civic Hybrid owners will receive between $100 and $200, and a rebate towards the purchase of a new Honda in the settlement.

Last month Heather Peters, a Honda Civic owner, won a $9,867 small claims court judgment against Honda over the gas mileage issue. Honda plans to appeal the judgment.