Hyundai Smart Trunk Defect 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:

Hyundai Motor America is settling a class action alleging that model year 2015 to 2017 Sonatas that are equipped with Smart Trunks are defective. The complaint alleged that the torsion bars are defective if they do not open the trunks by at least 7.5 inches.

Docket Number:

2:16-cv- 5150

Company: Hyundai

Filing Deadline: January 3, 2020

Objection Deadline: November 4, 2019

Exclusion Deadline: November 4, 2019

Final Approval Hearing: December 4, 2019

Proof of Purchase:

You must provide your vehicle’s VIN and proof that repairs were requested or an online complaint was made about the Smart Trunk. If you want reimbursement for repairs, you must also document the amount you spent on them.


You may be eligible if you are a person or entity in the fifty United States or the District of Columbia who currently owns or leases, or previously owned or leased, 2015-2017 Sonata equipped with the Smart Trunk feature, which was bought or leased in the United States or Puerto Rico.

Typical Settlement Amount:

$50 cash or $100 HMA dealer credit; or reimbursement for actual repairs performed; inspection and possibly repair of defective trunk; and extension of warranty for the trunk defect. For more details, see the Notice at

Total Settlement Amount: Unknown

Class Representative Proposed Incentive Fee:


Law Firms:
Axler Goldich LLC
Robert P. Cocco PC
Shepherd Finkelman Miller & Shah

Claim Form: Hyundai Smart Trunk Defect Settlement Claim Form

Case Name: Riaubia v. Hyundai Motor America

Settlement Website: Hyundai Smart Trunk Defect Settlement Website

Claims Administrator:

Claims Administrator Contact Information:
Phone: 866-944-7620

Tags: Defective Automobile, Trunk