Hyundai and Kia Settlement Class Action Lawsuit

Hyundai and Kia have settled a class-action lawsuit after receiving more than $758 million in payments. This settlement will help eligible drivers recover costs associated with repairing or replacing the vehicles and will cover out-of-pocket repair expenses. The money will also cover goodwill payments and lifetime warranties, with the bulk of the funds going to consumers. However, this settlement will not address the issue of recalls. For this reason, the companies must offer more comprehensive warranty coverage for affected vehicles.

The lawsuit is filed by a Miami-based dealership group, claiming that Kia denied their request to sell them several dealerships in Virginia and Chesapeake. The father-and-son duo Ahmed owns multiple dealerships in Florida and Texas, and the group employs more than 1,000 people and had nearly $900 million in revenue in 2019. The company has since switched to soy-based wire coatings, but this lawsuit could affect any model.

The complaint alleges that Hyundai and Kia knew about the defect before they sold the affected cars.

While the defect prevented the proper oil flow to the engine’s parts, the company hid it from consumers. That means the car owners who bought it had no idea of its dangers. The carmakers’ response was to minimize the problem and issue inadequate recalls. This delay caused the cars to stall or catch fire, and some victims had to spend months or years in intensive care to repair their cars.

The company has since switched to soy-based wire coatings to address the problem. While the company did not admit responsibility, the settlement will help victims get the money they deserve. Furthermore, the settlement will allow car owners to make their insurance premiums affordable. As a result, these lawsuits can potentially impact the future of the car industry. If you purchased a Kia or Hyundai vehicle in the past, you may want to check whether you are eligible to file a claim against the company.

The class-action lawsuit was filed by a Miami-based dealership group after the company refused to recall vehicles with defective Theta II GDI engines.

The settlement includes 3.9 million owners of Kia and Hyundai vehicles. If you have purchased a Kia or Hyundai vehicle, you could be eligible for a settlement. It is possible to receive a lump sum of money, depending on the model you own. This could be worth up to $900 if you’re the victim of a recall or have suffered significant economic damage.

A Hyundai and Kia class-action lawsuit aims to prevent consumers from suffering from the consequences of a faulty engine. Both companies have been accused of selling vehicles that lack proper oil flow. In this case, the defect prevents the proper flow of oil to engine parts. This can lead to premature wear and tear and can even cause a car to seize. In the worst-case scenario, this defect can also lead to a deadly engine fire.

The Kia lawsuit was filed after Kia refused to sell its dealerships in Virginia and Maryland.

Its attorneys found that Kia’s faulty sunroofs were a cause of many accidents and injuries, and a defective sunroof could cause serious injury or death. The manufacturer of the faulty sunroofs should pay compensation to these consumers. But the lawyers handling the lawsuit will need to gather more information before filing a case.

In this lawsuit, the defendant allegedly misrepresented the fuel economy of its vehicles. This has led to an increase in accidents in the past few years. As a result, the plaintiffs are also seeking damages resulting from their defective vehicles. Hopefully, this settlement will help them recover the money they need to fix their cars and get back on their feet. The lawsuit is worth filing to protect your rights. It is worth filing a class-action suit in this case if your vehicle is damaged or has lost value.

This lawsuit names several models of Kia vehicles that have sunroofs that have problems.

This list is not exhaustive, but you can contact an attorney to learn more about your legal options. The lawyers will explain your legal rights and help you file a case. You may also be able to recover your repair costs and other damages through a class-action lawsuit. If you purchased a Kia or another model of a car that is not covered by the lawsuit, you can take advantage of them by seeking a refund.

24 thoughts on “Hyundai and Kia Settlement Class Action Lawsuit

  1. I have 2008 Kia Sedona that has had engine trouble twice with no warning of a problem. I would like to know if I fit the category for the lawsuit filed.

  2. Had a Kia Forte that after 30,000 miles needed a new engine due to “sludge” at the tune of 9,000. Could not pay and car had to be repossessed. Now our credit is ruined due to Kia being faulty. Everything I have read suggests that the dealer knew about and sold us this lemon.

    1. My 2017 Sorento is currently in Salt Lake City for a $8700 engine repair-I’m 1000 trees away. We had a savings until this, and we’ve still been told we’ll f to bring it in for ‘cleaning’ every 15,000 miles for buildup…WHERE DO I SIGN UP TO SUE?!

  3. I have a 2014 Hyundai Sonata that has major engine problems. The car was running fine and one day its started making a oud tapping noise and engine gave out. I would like to know if i qualify for the lawsuit or can get my engine replaced.

  4. How exactly do I go by getting a phone number to the law firm that is handling this lawsuit and is this a nationwide or local situation?

  5. please help. I am a 67yo man who bought a 2016 sonata thinking it would be the last car I will buy. nope. it now consumes oil at an alarming rate. (more than a qt per week). my dealer says I do not qualify under an extended warrant and face full charges for an engine replacement. the car has 120k miles and has had the problem for the last six months.

  6. I had a 2013 Kia Rio that had engine problems. I couldn’t afford to keep paying on a car that wasn’t running so it’s in someones towing lot. Now it’s just making my credit look bad.

  7. My son has a 2016 Kia Soul with 68,000 miles on it. No engine light ever came on. No warning sign, nothing. It just went into limp mode on the highway. He immediately pulled over and had her towed to the dealership. They told me it would be 8500 to replace the engine. Kia would not honor the powertrain warranty because he was the 2nd owner who bought it from that dealership with 7,000 miles on it. They are cr@@ks. They know those engines are $#!+ and they don’t care. My son still owes on this worthless paperweight.


  9. i have a 2014 kia soul somebody tried to steal my kia using a usb cord and the caused major damages how do i join the lawsuit and how do i file one against tiktok because they allowed viewers to view the video which taught them how to steal cars well destory people lives is what they did

  10. I have a 2017 kia Sorento and it is burning oil in less then 500 miles. They did an oil consumption test and in less then 600 miles it is 2 quarts low.
    First the told me it was under warranty now they are telling me it’s not. They want all kind of maintenance receipts. So I gave them one with all the dates and mileage on it from my mechanic.
    Now they want the brand oil filters used, brand and type of oil and how many quarts each oil change. I have less then 6,000 mile before I hit 100,000 miles. I think they are giving me the run around

  11. I have a 2012 KIA Optima. I have had the engine replaced because it locked up on the highway. KIA did pay for the rebuilt engine and install. I have been trying for the last few years to get KIA to own up to the paint pelage that I have been having on my pearl white Optima. I have finally got someone to listen and they are offering $4,000.00 to help with the paint. They directed me to acquire 2 bids for the repair (only patching the paint peal). The bid to do only patch repair was well over $5,000.00! On the document they are asking me to sign, it says I will waive my rights to any further claims. SO, if the rest of the car peals Im out of luck! Also, it makes it sound as if I will waive my rights to any- ANY- further claims on my vehicle for any other reason????? What should I do???

  12. I bought a 2015 Hyundia Sonata in 2019, I noticed an issue with the oil almost eminently and I took the car to have it checked out by the dealership as well as a mechanic. I have had the car for 3 years and the light for low oil in the car never came on not once. This resulted in the engine seizing and now I need to replace the engine on a car that is not paid for. So long story short the cost to replace the engine is between $4000-$6000. And I will never get that money back on a trade or resale. What a disappointment because I purchased a 2021 Hyundia Venue and now I am going to get rid of it.

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  19. Kia Optima 2016

    Kia Optima 2016 blew engine on Thursday 10/05/2023 while in the middle of highway 595 going east during rush hour traffic. I towed the vehicle to a near shop thinking blown head gasket. Due to late hours and shop’s prior commitments, service technician was not able to inspect the vehicle till Friday 10/06/2023. After inspection, Technician called me and provided me with an accurate diagnosis; Blown Engine, rupture in the block and that I should contact KIA’s dealer. Called KIA, they stated they had issue a lifetime extended warranty on the engine and I should tow it there. On 10/07/2023 I towed and deliver the car to Coral Springs Automall KIA service. After a couple of text messages with local dealer and their willingness to help me, they state nothing can be done because KIA Corporate refuses to change engine. Reason: I fail to perform a recall that I did not know about. KIA states they sent a letter to my address; however, I never received the letter or knew about this recall till now. The dealer is charging me approximately $4,000 to fix the issue. I know this quantity is not large enough to pursuit any legal representation of my own and that’s how I ran into PACIFIC LAW and the Class Action Lawsuit. KIA’s case # 15893902.
    KIA customer service representative states on 10/13/2023 at approximately 10:13AM (EST) they cannot control the mail, neither can they call all their customers to informed them about the issue; however, they have called me in multiple occasions to offer me new cars, and extended warranties.

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