Hyundai named in class action lawsuit over engine defect

Hyundai Motors

This is a class action on behalf of current or former owners and/or lessees of a 2011 – 2015 Hyundai Sonata with a 1.6- liter turbo Gasoline Direct Injection (GDI) 4-cylinder engine.


As alleged, each Subject Vehicle is equipped with a 1.6-liter turbo Gasoline Direct Injection (GDI) 4-cylinder engine. Upon information and belief, under normal use and with proper maintenance, the engines in Subject Vehicles suffer from inadequate engine oil lubrication, which causes the engines and their subject components to wear prematurely and ultimately cause catastrophic engine failure.

The connecting rod bearings within Subject Vehicles additionally suffer from failure caused by metal debris circulating within the engine via the engine oil. The oil contamination and inadequate engine lubrication cause the connecting rod bearings to break and release even more metal debris into the engine oil. Consequently, contaminated oil begins to recirculate throughout the engine, causing further engine damage and eventual catastrophic engine failure.


Datrianna G. said
13 days ago
I have a 2013 Hyundai Sonata. Over the last year I have had several issues with the car stalling and it seizing up. My car once started flashing all the lights in the car and completely shut down , not able to push the gas pedal at all, while I was on the interstate luckily I was near an exit and able to roll into a parking lot. I had to replace the radiator. Now my car has overheated and I’m told I’m needing to replace the engine less than 6 months later. Less than 200000 miles. Do I have a case?

Jennifer S. said
12 days ago
Yes I have this issue when my vehicle starts after resting it always ticks or tapd loudly my father heard it once and said that's not rightwas that your car? I told him I looked it up and found so many with this year and model vehicle stating the same. Thank God for his protection because Hyundai US seems to have their eyes covered and ears plugged

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