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Hyundai Settles Defective Engine Class Action

Posted on: December 28th, 2016 by Steve Larson

U.S. District Judge Beth Labson Freeman announced that she would grant final approval to the proposed settlement agreement between Hyundai and class members alleging that the Hyundai Sonata contains a defective engine.  Named plaintiff, Elizabeth Mendoza, originally filed the class-action lawsuit in the spring of 2015. Mendoza claimed that the 2.4-liter Theta II engines that are installed in various Hyundai Sonata models contain a defacer that causes them to fail. The complaint alleges that the defect is due to faulty connecting rod bearings. Specifically, that when the bearings fail they cause metal debris to spread throughout the engine by way of the engine oil. Read more…

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Hyundai and Kia announce settlement of gas mileage class action

Posted on: February 28th, 2014 by Steve Larson

Fotolia CarHyundai Motor America announced that it has entered into an agreement with current and former owners and lessees of vehicles affected by the automaker’s November 2012 restatement of fuel economy ratings. The adjustment affected approximately 27 percent of Hyundai 2011-13 model year vehicles, reducing their combined city/highway fuel economy by 1-2 mpg. While the settlement agreement is valued at up to approximately $210 million, that number is dependent on how many customers elect to participate in the settlement’s one-time lump sum payment option or remain in the lifetime reimbursement program Hyundai introduced at the time of the restatement.  Read more…

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