Federal Judge Approves Hyundai Class Action Settlement

On April 20, 2021, Judge Susan D. Wigenton of the federal district for the district of New Jersey granted final approval to a nationwide class settlement brought by Hyundai Elantra owners: Brown v. Hyundai Motor America et al., Case No. 2:18-cv-11249 (D.N.J.).

Our firm, Migliaccio & Rathod LLP, and others, represented Hyundai Elantra owners against Hyundai in a lawsuit alleging that the vehicles suffered from a defect that could cause engine seizure or stalling; that engine seizure or stalling could be dangerous; and that some owners and lessees had been improperly denied repairs under the vehicle’s warranty.

The settlement benefits owners of approximately one million Class Vehicles. The relief granted includes a 100 percent reimbursement for past out-of-pocket repairs and repair-related expenses caused by the defect, including covering the cost of rental cars and towing expenses. The powertrain warranty was also extended to cover the short block assembly, to 10 years/120,000 miles.

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If you purchased a vehicle that experiences significant defects, please reach out to us for a free consultation. We are happy to ensure that you receive the benefit of your bargain.