Hyundai named in class action lawsuit over defect in powertrain

Hyundai Motors

 

Plaintiff brings this action individually and on behalf of all similarly situated persons in the United States who purchased or leased 2017 Hyundai Santa Fe vehicles that were designed, manufactured, distributed, marketed, sold and leased by Defendant Hyundai Motor America.

According to the complaint, beginning in 2016, if not before, Defendant knew that the Class Vehicles contain one or more defects that cause, among other problems, significantly delayed acceleration, loss of power, or rough shifting (“Powertrain Defect”). The Powertrain Defect has been documented to occur without warning during vehicle operation and poses an extreme and unreasonable safety hazard to drivers, passengers and pedestrians. Numerous Class Vehicle owners have reported a significant delay in the Class Vehicle’s response while attempting to accelerate from a stop and/or while cruising in situations that require the ability to accelerate rapidly (e.g., merging on to the highway, changing lanes, etc.). Other Class Vehicle owners have reported jerking, lurching, and/or engine revving associated with the delayed acceleration.

COMPLAINT


Ron S. said
241 days ago
I have a 2013 Hyundai Tucson, and from the very beginning, it accelerates periodically while I am driving, The tachometer goes way up and the engine
'reves'. It is only for a few seconds, but it happens often.


Ron S. said
241 days ago
I have a 2013 Hyundai Tucson, and from the very beginning, it accelerates periodically while I am driving, The tachometer goes way up and the engine
'reves'. It is only for a few seconds, but it happens often.


Tammy c. said
233 days ago
I have a 2013 elantra that had the same problems listed and the motor and transmission went out. I was told it was because of "sludge" in the motor due to not changing oil. My maintenence was always on time and usually by the dealership or certified technicians!


Jeremiah G. said
167 days ago
We have a 2014 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport 2.0T AWD.
We have been told that the transaxle and transfer case splines are worn and that the vehicle will leave us stranded. This was discovered while they were replacing the recalled engine. Warranty has been declined because we are over on mileage. 126K, but it is obvious this wear has been going on for quite sometime


Veronica W. said
166 days ago
i have a 2011 Elantra limited and it only has 87, 665 on it and i have only had for 1 year . within a month the ticking and the not starting was happening 893.00 later . Still doing the same thing no start , ticking and knocking sound in engine. i have contacted HYUNDAI and there not listening there is faulty engine problem and there not doing anything .


Veronica W. said
166 days ago
i have a 2011 Elantra limited and it only has 87, 665 on it and i have only had for 1 year . within a month the ticking and the not starting was happening 893.00 later . Still doing the same thing no start , ticking and knocking sound in engine. i have contacted HYUNDAI and there not listening there is faulty engine problem and there not doing anything .


Tommy N. said
133 days ago
2017 turbo Tucson. Transmission slips and it bucs.


Kristine M. said
118 days ago
We have a 2012 Hyundai Elantra with 126,000 miles on it that has a ticking noise in the engine. After having numerous mechanics look at this, we are being told that it is faulty piston in the engine that is a very common issue with the 1.8 that are in these vehicles. I am going to get in touch with the dealership that we purchased it from, but we are assuming they are not going to be willing to do anything for us. They should be held responsible for this, their customers should not be to blame for this and expected to pay thousands of dollars for new engines or a new car!


Manuel P. said
108 days ago
I have a 2013 Santa Fe Sport with 64K miles. I am experiencing hesitation when accelerating after a full stop or when yielding. In addition, there is increased hesitation when accelerating while making a left turn. We have taken the vehicle to mechanic however the issue could not be duplicated therefore no diagnosis could be provided.
Additional issues can be found at: https://www.santafeforums.com/acceleration-issues-t10953.html


Nancy H. said
87 days ago
Same Issue! Hyundai should have to fix it! Or take back the cars!


Nikyah T. said
85 days ago
I am experiencing acceleration issues with my vehicle. Very dangerous when trying to get on the freeway. Why is there not a recall notice on this issue?


Michael S. said
41 days ago
Sante fe sport had a defective engine, had several near misses with accidents due to loss of power. Hyundai was NO help at all taking responsibility, even though I had numerous service calls from day one with the problem.

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