Hyundai and Kia Engine Failure Investigation


Key Settlement Provisions:

  1. Hyundai Motor America will cover all inspection and repair costs related to the alleged defect within an extended warranty period. The warranty extension covers 10 years from the date of purchase, or up to 120,000 miles on the vehicle, whichever comes first.
  2. Hyundai Motor America will also fully reimburse class members for any out-of-pocket expenses related to vehicle rentals, towing, or other efforts to repair the vehicle the extended warranty period.
  3. The extended warranty benefits WILL NOT cover class vehicles that exhibit “exceptional neglect.” This is defined as failure to change the engine oil for at least 365 days or 15,000 miles on the vehicle.

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Engine Knock in Hyundai and Kia Vehicles may Indicate Premature Failure

Migliaccio & Rathod LLP is investigating potential claims involving Hyundai and Kia vehicles with 1.8-liter, 2.0-liter and 2.4-liter engines that were manufactured between 2010 and 2017. A potential defect affecting these vehicles may cause premature engine failure, safety risks due to loss of engine power, and costly repairs.

Is Your Hyundai or Kia Vehicle Affected?

Our attorneys are investigating all Hyundai and Kia vehicles with engines from model year 2010 through model year 2017, including:

  • Hyundai Elantra
  • Hyundai Santa Fe
  • Hyundai Sonata
  • Kia Forte
  • Kia Optima
  • Kia Sorrento
  • Kia Sportage

If the engine in your Hyundai or Kia has has exhibited any of the “Signs of Engine Problems” listed below, our consumer protection attorneys want to speak with you. If are not sure if your vehicle qualifies, we will be happy to check for you. Contact us for a free attorney consultation by filling out the form on this page or calling (202) 470-3520. Additionally, you can complete our online questionnaire so that we may investigate your potential claim.

Signs of Engine Problems in Hyundai or Kia Vehicles

Consumers have reported the following symptoms prior to total engine failure in their Hyundai/Kia vehicles:

  • Engine Knock: knocking, pinging, or other unusual sound coming from the engine
  • Stalling: engine shuts down while driving
  • Check Engine Lights: oil light or check engine light
  • Seizing: engine locks up during use
  • Oil sludge: oil thickened by particles in engine bay
  • Engine failure: damage to engine that requires replacement of the engine

If you have experienced these issues, please contact us for a free evaluation.

Attorneys Committed to Consumer Protection

The lawyers at Migliaccio & Rathod have years of experience in class action litigation against large corporations, including in cases involving defective products and unfair & deceptive trade practices. More information about our current cases and investigations is available on our blog.

Class Action Updates

October 17, 2018: Senate panel wants Hyundai, Kia to testify on engine fire reportsThe Republican chairman and the ranking Democrat on the Senate Commerce Committee on Wednesday said they have asked top U.S. executives at Hyundai Motor Co. and Kia Motors Corp. to testify at a Nov. 14 hearing on reports of engine fires involving vehicles from the Korean automakers.

September 24, 2018: News 5 Cleveland runs a story on Kia vehicles that have set on fire, features Migliaccio & Rathod LLP attorney, Nicholas Migliaccio

Migliaccio & Rathod recently filed a class action lawsuit on behalf of owners of vehicles with 2.0L and 2.4L Theta II engines installed in more than 1,000,000 Hyundai and Kia vehicles. A copy of the class action complaint is available here: 4-16-2018 Filed Class Action Complaint (N.D. Illinois).