Settlement Structure: Claims Made
Active: OpenCase 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:
Filing Deadline: June 28, 2021
Objection Deadline: April 2, 2021
Exclusion Deadline: April 2, 2021
Final Approval Hearing: April 19, 2021Proof of Purchase:
You must provide your VIN. If you want to make claims for repairs, you must provideEligibility:
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: UnknownClass Representative Proposed Incentive Fee:
Levin Sedran & Berman
Migliaccio & Rathod LLP
Claim Form: Hyundai Piston Engine Settlement Claim Form
Case Name: Brown v. Hyundai Motor America et al.
Settlement Website: Hyundai Piston Engine Settlement Website
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