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Hyundai Engine Defect Class Action Settlement: What You Need to Know

Details about the Hyundai engine defect class action settlement including important dates, class members, and potential awards.

Hyundai Engine Defect Class Action Settlement: What You Need to Know
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Settlement Terms

  • Status:
    Closed
  • Award:
    Varies
  • Is Proof Required?
    Yes
  • Claim Deadline:
    December 7, 2023
    Not Set
  • Days Left to File Claim:
    0
  • Settlement Amount:
    $12,000,000
  • Final Approval:
    September 8, 2023
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A proposed class action settlement has been reached in a lawsuit against Hyundai, a leading automobile manufacturer. The lawsuit alleges that certain Hyundai vehicles have a defect that can cause engine seizure, stalling, engine failure, and possibly engine fire. This article will delve into the details of the settlement, including the total settlement amount, important dates, class members, and potential awards.

What's the Total Settlement Amount?

The total settlement amount has not been explicitly stated in the information available on the official settlement website. However, Hyundai has agreed to provide financial and other benefits for qualifying engine-related repairs, engine failures, or engine fires, and extend the Powertrain Limited Warranty to 15 years or 150,000 odometer miles from the date of the vehicle's original retail delivery.

What are the Important Dates to Remember?

  • The deadline to complete the free Knock Sensor Detection System (KSDS) update at a Hyundai dealership is November 4, 2023.
  • The deadline to submit a claim for most benefits is December 7, 2023.
  • The Court will hold a Fairness Hearing on September 8, 2023, to decide whether to approve the settlement.

Who are the Class Members?

Class Members are individuals who purchased or leased a Class Vehicle in the United States. Class Vehicles are certain Hyundai vehicle models equipped with the corresponding genuine multi-port fuel injection (MPI) or gasoline direct injection (GDI) engine. The eligible vehicle models and years are listed on the official settlement website.

What's the Potential Award for Class Members?

The benefits of the settlement include an extended Powertrain Limited Warranty, reimbursement for past repairs, compensation for repair-related transportation and towing expenses, compensation for inconvenience due to repair delays, compensation for loss of a vehicle involved in a qualifying fire, and a rebate program for certain circumstances. The exact dollar amount that can be claimed by class members is not specified and may vary depending on individual circumstances.

Case Facts

  • Case Number:
    8:18-cv-02223-JLS-JDE
  • Filing Date:
  • Jurisdiction:
    U.S. District Courts
  • State:
    California
  • Court:
    California Central District Court
  • Plaintiff:
    Leslie Flaherty
  • Defendant:
    Hyundai Motor Company
  • Plaintiff Firm:
    Sauder Schelkopf LLC
  • Claims Admin:
    Hyundai Settlement Administrator PO Box 20830 Fountain Valley, CA 92728
  • Defendant Firm:
    Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan, LLP
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