Legal Battle Against Hyundai and Kia: ABS Defect Class Action

Hyundai and Kia are facing another lawsuit over allegations of an issue with their anti-lock braking systems can cause system failure while putting the lives of drivers and passengers at risk. In this regard, the current class action was brought forward in response to widespread allegations made by a group of car owners. As a result, they demand compensation for the cost associated with repairing the anti-lock braking system, as well as compensation for damages or accidents. 

ABS Defect Controversy

Anti-lock Braking System (ABS) is a critical safety feature that is usually present in modern vehicles. Although the ABS seems complex, its function is quite simple. It aids in controlling the vehicles in case of emergency conditions. When the brakes are applied, the ABS prevents the wheels from skidding and locking up. However, making it possible to regulate, control, and restrict accidents. There are numerous components of ABS, including wheel speed sensors, the ABS pump, and the control module. However, an ABS defect occurs when there is damage to a vehicle’s ABS.

The ABS defect class action against both companies alleges that there is a failure in the anti-lock braking system of certain cars can cause a loss of braking ability. The plaintiffs accused Hyundai and Kia of selling vehicles equipped with defective ABS systems and failing to address the issue promptly. 

Number of Affected Vehicles

Both automakers have already recalled the vehicles with the ABS defect. In the recall, Hyundai claims to observe the ABS module’s circuit card hindrance where its parts are exposed to humidity. Although the customers expected that these vehicles would be safe to drive on the road, both companies failed to fulfill this expectation. In terms of the number of cars affected by the ABS defect class action, over 130,000 Hyundai vehicles and 58,000 Kia vehicles have been recalled. Following vehicle models are possible opt-outs if they had these issues under the original manufacturers’ warranty:

  • 2018-2021 Kia Stinger
  • 2019-2021 Hyundai Tucson
  • 2016-2021 Hyundai Tucson
  • 2015-2016 Genesis
  • 2017-2020 Genesis G80 

If you want to safeguard your lemon law rights and file an individual lawsuit, this is the time to take action. If you choose to exclude yourself, you must do so before April 3, 2023. We urge you to connect with our expert class-action lawyers to opt out of the class. An individual lawsuit may yield a buyback that could bring you full reimbursement and the possibility of punitive damages. Much larger compensation than the general class member’s extended warranties or minimal settlements can be rewarded. This is just another example of Hyundai and Kia attempting to reduce their responsibility for selling faulty vehicles in the United States and globally. Please get in touch with us today for more information.

Bottom Line

The ABS defect class action against Hyundai and Kia is a major legal battle that has far-reaching implications for the automotive industry and consumers. The lawsuit was filed on behalf of consumers who purchased vehicles with ABS systems that were found to be defective. Nevertheless, the users have been made aware of their rights and the legal options available to them in the event of faulty vehicles. 

Our experienced attorneys have helped several customers recover their compensation for purchasing faulty vehicles. If you also face this issue, call (833) Lemon firm to speak with our Lemon Law expert today.