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XCEL premium motor oil

Amalie Oil Company recently agreed to a class action settlement to resolve claims that their XCEL motor oil is obsolete and capable of severely harming vehicle engines.

The settlement will benefit consumers who purchased XCEL premium motor oil between Dec. 1, 2014 and Oct. 11, 2019.

Plaintiffs filed their XCEL motor oil class action lawsuit in August 2018, alleging that Amalie essentially sells their consumers cancer for vehicles.

The oil products reportedly lack the additives which are commonly found in motor oils to protect the vehicles. As a result, this “base oil” can allegedly lead to serious problems including catastrophic engine failure.

The American Petroleum Institute has reportedly declared these and other base oils to be obsolete. The institute allegedly warns consumers against using these products due to the risk of damaging their vehicles beyond repair.

Amalie Senior President of Sales and Marketing Dennis J. Madden acknowledged that the products are like cancer to cars, but reportedly said in a 2003 interview that “as long as people are going to buy non-detergent oils, and other companies are going to sell them, we feel like we have to compete.”

The company has not admitted any wrongdoing but has agreed to settle the XCEL motor oil class action claims against them.

Under the settlement, Class Members can collect up to $5 per quart if they provide proof of purchase. These Class Members can claim up to four quarts per household, resulting in up to $20 in cash payments.

Even if Class Members do not have proof of purchase, they may be able to recover compensation as well. Consumers with no proof of purchase can collect up to $2 per quart. These Class Members are able to claim up to three quarts per household, for up to $6 in total cash payments.

In order to receive benefits under the settlement, consumers need to file a valid Claim Form by Feb. 12, 2019. The deadline for exclusion and objection is Jan. 8, 2020. The final approval hearing is scheduled for Jan. 23, 2020.

Who’s Eligible

Consumers who purchased XCEL premium motor oil between Dec. 1, 2014 and Oct. 11, 2019.

Potential Award

Up to $2 per quart with no proof of purchase with up to three quarts claimable per household (up to $6). Up to $5 per quart with proof of purchase, with up to four quarts claimable per household (up to $20).

Proof of Purchase

Not required but receipts from purchases can help Class Members collect higher payments.

Claim Form


NOTE: If you do not qualify for this settlement do NOT file a claim.

Remember: you are submitting your claim under penalty of perjury. You are also harming other eligible Class Members by submitting a fraudulent claim. If you’re unsure if you qualify, please read the FAQ section of the Settlement Administrator’s website to ensure you meet all standards (Top Class Actions is not a Settlement Administrator). If you don’t qualify for this settlement, check out our database of other open class action settlements you may be eligible for.

Claim Form Deadline


Case Name

Brandon Opalka, et al. v. Amalie Oil Company, Case No. 18-40605-CA-44, in the Eleventh Judicial Circuit Court in and for Miami-Dade County, Florida

Final Hearing


Settlement Website

Claims Administrator

Non-Detergent Oil Settlement
c/o Rust Consulting Inc. – 6742
P.O. Box 44
Minneapolis, MN 55440-0044

Class Counsel

Harley S. Tropin
Benjamin J. Widlanski
Robert Neary

Allan Kanner
Cynthia St. Amant

Ryan Casey

Defense Counsel

Julianna Thomas McCabe
Irma Reboso Solares
Michael N. Wolgin

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  • Randall Young March 15, 2020

    Yes I had moved I bought two quarts of oil

  • Stacey Flagg February 11, 2020

    Add me please. I bought 10 quarts.

  • Agnes Craine February 9, 2020

    Add me please I bought 12 quarts

  • Gary Brown February 8, 2020

    I bought 8 quarts of this oil.

  • Mike D Jackson February 7, 2020

    tried filling claim says invalid phone number it is a valid one

  • Bill Lantz February 7, 2020

    3 qts of oil

  • Connie Mason February 6, 2020

    Add me. 3 quarts

  • Lisa Gallt February 6, 2020

    Add me please 3 quart’s here

  • Tesheba Jones February 6, 2020

    Add me 3qts

  • Dana Johnson February 6, 2020

    Add me three quarts

  • Dana Johnson February 6, 2020

    Add me three quarts

  • Ashley Brown February 4, 2020

    Please include me in the class action lawsuit.

  • RAYLENE STREDICKE February 4, 2020


  • Moneekia Hill February 4, 2020

    Please add me

  • heather baldwin February 4, 2020

    Please add me

  • Tammy Gray February 1, 2020

    Add me

  • Deb Godfredsen January 31, 2020

    Add please

  • Stan January 31, 2020

    Claim website not working

  • Victoria Holland January 29, 2020

    I used it, the next day my car blew up. Wasnt even paid for yet.

  • Kathlene Vanderveer January 27, 2020

    Add me

  • Tesheba Jones January 26, 2020

    Add me i used xcel oil

  • Andrea Ogletree January 21, 2020
    I did use that oil. Then my transmission went out 15 minutes later.

  • BRIAN KELLY January 20, 2020

    add me i used that oil

  • Christine Avila January 15, 2020

    Getting a letter from them today. Not sure what it could be… From rust consulting . not a check

  • Marie goddard January 14, 2020

    Add me please

  • Marie goddard January 14, 2020

    Please add me

  • dave bigard January 7, 2020

    add me 6 quarts

  • Dalvin Payne January 7, 2020

    Add me

  • Ollie j smith January 3, 2020

    Add me please

  • Suzanne December 17, 2019

    Add me

  • Hannah Felty December 16, 2019

    Add me please. I’ve used this multiple times. It explains so much

  • Lori Martin December 15, 2019

    Add me

  • Steve C. December 13, 2019

    $20 max for possible catastrophic engine failure? What a joke!

    I always love the comments for all the people that comment “add me”. Lol. Take the time to fill out the form.

  • Robert Joseph Goudin December 10, 2019

    addd me

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