Hyundai Theta Engine Settlement

Settlement Structure: Claims Made

Active: Open

Case Summary:

Hyundai Motor America, Inc. (HMA) and Hyundai Motor Company (HMC) are settling two class actions alleging that certain of their vehicles, equipped with 2.0 and 2.4 liter genuine Theta II gasoline direct injection engines have a defect. The complaints alleged that the defect can cause engine seizure, stalling engine failure, and engine fires; and that some owners or lessees have been denied repairs under their warranties. The class action does not include any claims for death, personal injury, property damage, or subrogation.

Docket Number:

8:17-cv-00838, 18-cv-02223

Company: Hyundai

Filing Deadline: April 12, 2021

Objection Deadline: October 30, 2020

Exclusion Deadline: October 30, 2020

Final Approval Hearing: November 13, 2020

Proof of Purchase:

You must provide the VIN for your vehicle and whatever supporting documentation is requested for the particular claims you are making. For further information, see the claim form at https://jnr-static-file-bucket.s3-us-west-2.amazonaws.com/hmaenginesettlement/Theta_Settlement_Claim_Form.pdf.

Eligibility:

You may be eligible if you bought or leased a Class Vehicle in the US, or if you bought it while you were abroad on active US military duty. (If you bought or leased your vehicle in US territories or abroad while not on active US military duty, you are not eligible.)

Class vehicles include the following, if they are equipped with 2.0 or 2.4 liter genuine Theta II gasoline direct injection engines within OEM specifications.

- 2011-2019 Hyundai Sonatas
- 2013-2019 Hyundai Santa Fe Sports
- 2014-2015 and 2018-2019 Hyundai Tucsons

For 2019 model year vehicles, the Class will include only those manufactured before the Kock Sensor Detection System technology was incorporated.

Typical Settlement Amount:

A number of benefits will be provided: (1) Powertrain Warranty extended to a Lifetime Warranty for the engine short block assembly upon completion of an update. (2) Free recall inspection for vehicles which have not already had one. (3) Reimbursements for repairs not made under warranty. (4) Reimbursement for rental cars, towing, and inconvenience of certain kinds. (5) Reimbursement for vehicle sold after being told it needed a qualifying repair. (6) Compensation for vehicles lost due to engine fires. (7) Cash rebate if you lost faith in the vehicle due to the engine problems and bought another Hyundai vehicle within a certain time period. For more details, see the Claim form at https://jnr-static-file-bucket.s3-us-west-2.amazonaws.com/hmaenginesettlement/Theta_Settlement_Claim_Form.pdf.

Total Settlement Amount: Unknown

Class Representative Proposed Incentive Fee:

$3,500

Law Firms:
Hagens Berman
Sauder Schelkopf
The Sultzer Law Group P.C.

Claim Form: Hyundai Theta Engine Settlement Claim Form

Case Name: In re: Hyundai and Kia Engine Litigation, Flaherty v. Hyundai Motor Company, et al.

Settlement Website: Hyundai Theta Engine Settlement Website

Claims Administrator:
Epiq Class Action & Claims Solutions, Inc.

Claims Administrator Contact Information:

Kia Engine Failure Settlement Administrator
c/o Epiq Class Action & Claims Solutions Inc.
support@HMAEngineSettlement.com
1-866-944-7620

Tags: Defective Automobile, Engine Defects