Hyundai Piston Engine Settlement

Settlement Structure: Claims Made

Active: Closed

Closed Settlement Statement:

According to court documents, the claim submission deadline has passed. Please contact the claims administrator if you have any questions.

Case Summary:

This settlement resolves a class action against Hyundai Motor America and Hyundai Motor Company Ltd. claiming that certain Hyundai Elantra, Elantra GT, and Elantra Coupe vehicles have engines that have a defect that can result in the engines seizing or stalling. The lawsuit alleged that the seizing or stalling can be dangerous, and that certain owners or lessees have been denied repairs under warranty.

Docket Number:


Company: Hyundai

Filing Deadline: June 28, 2021

Objection Deadline: April 2, 2021

Exclusion Deadline: April 2, 2021

Final Approval Hearing: April 19, 2021

Proof of Purchase:

You must provide your VIN. If you want to make claims for repairs, you must provide


The class for this action is all those who own or lease one of the class vehicles listed below, who bought or leased the vehicle in the US, including the District of Columbia but not US territories, or who bought or leased a class vehicle while abroad on active military duty.

The class vehicles include the following, if factory-equipped with a 1.8L Nu engine:
- 2011-2016 Hyundai Elantra
- 2013 Hyundai Elantra GT
- 2013 Hyundai Elantra Coupe

You do not have to have experienced stalling to be a class member.

Typical Settlement Amount:

Three benefits: (1) Warranty extension, covering the short block assembly, consisting of the engine block, crankshaft, connecting rods and pistons, from damage accompanied by a piston slap noise in the upper end of the engine. (2) Reimbursement for past repairs. (3) reimbursement for towing, rental cars, and so on.

Conditions apply to all three of these benefits. For further details, see the Notice at https://jnr-static-file-bucket.s3-us-west-2.amazonaws.com/hmapistonsettlement/Class-Settlmnt_NuEngine_Notice_12-20_v6.pdf.

Also, conditions may differ depending on whether you have registered the vehicle in a cold-weather state (as opposed to a warm-weather state) for at least six months. The cold weather states are Alaska, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, District of Columbia, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, North Dakota, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Dakota, Utah, Vermont, Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin, and Wyoming.

Total Settlement Amount: Unknown

Class Representative Proposed Incentive Fee:


Law Firms:
Levin Sedran & Berman
Migliaccio & Rathod LLP
Sauder Schelkopf

Claim Form: Hyundai Piston Engine Settlement Claim Form

Case Name: Brown v. Hyundai Motor America et al.

Settlement Website: Hyundai Piston Engine Settlement Website

Claims Administrator:
Hyundai Motor America

Claims Administrator Contact Information:

7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Pacific, Monday through Friday

Tags: Defective Automobile, Engine Defects