Hyundai Motor Company is moaning in a class action lawsuit in the United States. Agreeing once again to extend the large-scale warranty has resulted in huge expenditures.
According to Bloomberg on the 22nd (local time), Hyundai Motor, which is in a class action lawsuit in the United States, succeeded in reaching an agreement in the New Jersey District Court.
Judge Susan Wigenton of the New Jersey District Court approved the plaintiff’s request for a total of $875,000 attorneys’ fees in the ruling today. It also ruled that the agreements with about 200 Hyundai Motor Company borrowers who participated in the class action were fair, appropriate, and reasonable.
In this class action lawsuit, owners of Hyundai Motor Company Elantra (Korean name Avante) allege that certain models of Hyundai Motor Company had engine defects. They claim that it contains piston defects that can cause engine squeeze and stop. It also claimed that some owners were unreasonably denied repairs warranted by the vehicle.
Rather than accepting the claim that the vehicle was defective and avoiding conviction, while denying the plaintiff’s claim, Hyundai decided to extend the powertrain warranty to its owners.
In addition, it promised to reimburse the car owner if they received repair costs in the past and repaired the target car type, and if a tow truck or rental car was used during the repair period, all such expenses would be reimbursed to the owner.
Target vehicles are the 2011-2016 Elantra, the 2013 Elantra GT, and the 2013 Elantra Coupe. They all have a common feature of being equipped with a 1.8-liter NU engine.
The New Jersey District Court admitted the agreement between the two sides through a final mediation approval hearing today. Claims according to the agreement can be filed through the online homepage, mail, or e-mail according to the designated request form. The period for filing a claim is 70 days after the final approval of the court. Therefore, it must be done by June 28th.
ID Frustrated mom left a post on the US Top Class Litigation website, saying, “I spent $2,000 on repairs because the engine turned off while I was driving a 2013 Elantra model.” “I will not buy a Hyundai again.”
Reporter Jang-Hoon Lee