CHICAGO, IL – Hyundai and Kia have reached a $758 million settlement with car owners who claim that their vehicles suffer from premature engine failure which has caused cars to burst into flames. The class action lawsuits allege that the car companies were aware of the defect but did not disclose this information to customers. The settlement includes nearly 4.1 million car owners who bought a number affected vehicles.
According to the motion for approval of the class action settlement, the vehicles that are part of this Class include: “all 2011-2018 and certain 2019 model year Hyundai Sonata vehicles, all 2013-2018 and certain 2019 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport vehicles, all 2014-2015, 2018, and certain 2019 Hyundai Tucson vehicles, all 2011-2018 and certain 2019 Kia Optima vehicles, all 2011-2018 and certain 2019 Kia Sorento vehicles, and all 2011-2018 and 2019 Kia Sportage vehicles originally equipped with or replaced with a genuine Theta II 2.0 liter or 2.4 liter gasoline direct injection engine within OEM specifications.”
Due to defects highlight in the settlement agreement, Hyundai and Kia cars reportedly caught fire, resulting in personal injury claims such as property damage and/or physical injury. In extreme circumstances, the defects resulted in houses and/or garages being burned down.
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