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Hyundai Fire Lawsuit

Hyundai Fire Lawsuit

Hyundai has been plagued by reports of engine fires that have led to recalls for millions of vehicles since 2018.

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The Schmidt Firm, PLLC is currently accepting Hyundai induced injury cases in all 50 states. If you or somebody you know has been injured or burned in a Hyundai fire or car accident, you should contact our lawyers immediately for a free case consultation. Please use the form below to contact our Automotive & Crashworthiness Litigation Group or call toll free 24 hours a day at (866) 920-0753.

UPDATE: Hyundai Recalls Kona Electric Vehicles After 13 Fires Reported

In October 2020, Hyundai recalled over 11,000 of the 2019-2020 Kona Electric Vehicles in the U.S. and Canada after 13 battery fires were reported worldwide. The fires occurred when the vehicles were parked and the lithium-ion batteries were fully charged.

Hyundai is asking owners to park outside and away from structures until the defect is fixed. Hyundai has not determined what is causing the fires, but suspects “defective production of high-voltage batteries” and said they are “continuing to actively investigate this condition for identification of an exact root cause.

Hyundai Asks Owners to Park Recalled Vehicles Outside Due to Fire Hazard

In September 2020, Hyundai asked owners of more than 203,000 vehicles to park their cars outside due to a fire hazard. The recalls cover the 2013-2015 Hyundai Santa Fe SUVs.

Hyundai recalled the 2013-2015 Santa Fe SUVs because brake fluid can leak in a hydraulic control unit for the anti-lock brakes, which could cause an electrical short-circuit and spark a fire — even when the car is parked and turned off.

Hyundai said it had 15 reports of engine fires that were caused by the brake fluid leaks, while Kia reported 8 engine fires due to the problem.

Hyundai & Kia Pay $758 Million Class Action Lawsuit Settlement

In October 2019, Hyundai and Kia paid $758 million in settlements to end several class action lawsuits involving engine fires.

Hyundai Fire Lawsuit Settlements

The settlements cover 4.2 million owners of vehicles with the Theta II gasoline direct injection (or “GDI engine”) which is linked to fires when the car is parked, engine failures, and sudden stalling while driving.

The engine problems are also linked to two recalls in 2015 and 2017 for 1.2 million vehicles with 2.0-liter and 2.4-liter four-cylinder GDI engines.

The lawsuit settlements cover the following vehicles:

  • 2019 Hyundai Santa Fe SUV
  • 2013-2018 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport SUV
  • 2011-2019 Hyundai Sonata
  • 2014, 2015, 2018 and 2019 Hyundai Tucson SUV

Hyundai Elantra Recalled for Fire Hazard

In February 2020, Hyundai recalled 430,000 Elantra vehicles (2006-2011) and Elantra Touring vehicles (2007-2011) due to a very similar defect. Hyundai warned that brake fluid could leak and spark an engine fire, even when the vehicles were parked and turned off.

Hyundai Under Investigation After Numerous Car Fires & Injuries Reported

In April 2019, U.S. safety officials began investigating Hyundai and Kia after at least 3,100 fires and 103 injuries were reported.

The investigations involve non-crash engine fires in 3 million vehicles:

Do I have a Hyundai Fire Lawsuit?

The Schmidt Firm, PLLC is currently accepting Hyundai induced injury cases in all 50 states. If you or somebody you know has been injured or burned in a Hyundai fire or car accident, you should contact our lawyers immediately for a free case consultation. Please use the form below to contact our Automotive & Crashworthiness Litigation Group or call toll free 24 hours a day at (866) 920-0753.

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