Kia Engine Defects 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:

Kia Motors Corporation (KMC) and Kia Motors America, Inc. are settling a class action alleging that certain Kia vehicles have an engine defect. According to the complaint, the vehicles can cause engine seizure, stalling, failure, and fire, that the engine seizing and stalling can be dangerous, and that some owners and lessees have been denied repairs under warranty.

Docket Number:

8:17-cv-00838-JLS-JDE and 18-cv-0222

Company: Kia Motors

Filing Deadline: April 12, 2021

Objection Deadline: October 3, 2020

Exclusion Deadline: October 3, 2020

Final Approval Hearing: November 13, 2020

Proof of Purchase:

You must provide the vehicle’s VIN. If you want to make a claim for reimbursement connected with repairs or other compensation, you must provide documentation with your claim.


You may be eligible if you are an owner or lessee of a Class Vehicle who bought or leased the vehicle in the US, including those purchased while the owner was abroad on active US military duty. Other vehicles purchased in the US territories or abroad are excluded.

The Class Vehicles include the following, when equipped with a 2.0 liter or 2.4 liter genuine Theta II gasoline direct injection engine within OEM specifications:
- 2011-2019 Kia Optima
- 2012-2019 Kia Sorrento
- 2011-2910 Kia Sportage

You do not need to have experience engine stalling, seizure, failure, or fire to be included in this settlement.

Typical Settlement Amount:

Varies. Awards to class members may include: (1) Powertrain warranty extension for the engine short block assembly. (2) Reimbursement for past repairs. (3) Reimbursement for rental cars, towing, etc. (4) Compensation for sold or traded-in vehicles. (5) Compensation for vehicle involved in an engine fire. (6) Rebate program. (7) Informational pamphlet. For details on these, as well as on deadlines for the various kinds of claims, see the Notice at https://www.kiaenginesettlement.com/Content/Documents/Notice.pdf.

Total Settlement Amount: Unknown

Class Representative Proposed Incentive Fee:


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

Claim Form: Kia Engine Settlement Claim Form

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

Settlement Website: Kia Engine Settlement Website

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

Claims Administrator Contact Information:

Kia Claims Administrator
c/o Epiq
P.O. Box 3145
Portland, OR 97208-3145

Tags: Defective Automobile, Engine Defects