Hyundai Canada Engine Settlement Reached
Hyundai and Canadian car homeowners attain settlement over Theta II engine fires.


A Hyundai Canada engine settlement has been reached after prospects complained the Theta II engines had been faulty in these autos.

  • 2011–2019 Hyundai Sonata
  • 2013–2019 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport
  • 2014, 2015, 2019 Hyundai Tucson

These autos are outfitted with 2-litre and a pair of.4-litre Theta II gasoline direct injection (GDI) engines.

Based on Hyundai Sonata, Santa Fe Sport and Tucson homeowners and lessees, the Theta II engines endure from defects that may trigger engine seizures, stalling, failures and fires. Moreover, the plaintiffs allege some prospects have been wrongly denied engine repairs below the warranties.

A number of Hyundai Canada engine class actions had been filed, together with Asselstine v. Hyundai Canada Inc., et al., Papp v. Hyundai Motors America Inc., et al., Killoran v. Hyundai Auto Canada Corp., et al., and Pelletant v. Hyundai Auto Canada Corp., et al.

Hyundai says it has accomplished nothing incorrect and there are not any defects within the autos, however the automaker says it selected to settle to keep away from the fee and threat of ongoing litigation.

Hyundai Canada Engine Settlement Settlement

Hyundai Engine Guarantee Extension

Hyundai is extending the powertrain guarantee to a lifetime guarantee for a buyer who has a knock sensor detection software program replace accomplished on their car. The guarantee will cowl any injury to the engine block, crankshaft, bearings, connecting rods and pistons and the remainder of the long-block meeting attributable to connecting rod bearing failure.

Hyundai prospects should retain their upkeep information and can be required to supply information for car upkeep carried out earlier than and after discover of the settlement is issued.

Hyundai dealerships will present a free loaner car till repairs are accomplished and can present reimbursement of rental automobile bills as much as $40 per day if a loaner car is not obtainable.

If a car wants a brand new engine however has mileage at or above 200,000 km and is greater than eight years from the unique in-service date, Hyundai has the choice of shopping for again the car at its honest market worth as an alternative of changing the engine.

A Hyundai supplier should set up the knock sensor software program inside 60 days of the engine settlement approval discover date. The automaker created the knock sensor detection to observe the engine for signs associated to engine failure.

Reimbursement for Previous Theta II Engine Repairs

Cash you spent on sure qualifying repairs accomplished earlier than discover of the settlement is issued could also be reimbursed in full.

Based on the engine lawsuit settlement:

“A Qualifying Restore is a restore, alternative, prognosis, or inspection of the engine short-block meeting, which incorporates the engine block, crankshaft and bearings, connecting rods and bearings, and pistons on account of a connecting rod bearing failure or signs related to connecting rod bearing failure.”

The settlement additionally says a qualifying restore consists of repairs to the long-block meeting, battery or starter if paperwork reveals the work was an try to restore:

“[E]ngine seizure, (ii) engine stalling, (iii) engine noise, (iv) engine compartment fireplace, (v) illumination of the oil lamp, or (vi) different mechanical or beauty injury that was attributable to a connecting rod bearing failure or signs related to connecting rod bearing failure, besides in circumstances of Distinctive Neglect (restore prices won’t be reimbursed if the paperwork displays that the repairs had been plainly unrelated to the short-block meeting).”

The Hyundai engine lawsuit settlement claims administrator will decide what constitutes a qualifying restore primarily based on documentation submitted by the client.

Beforehand Denied Hyundai Engine Guarantee Repairs

The settlement settlement says a buyer who was denied a restore below guarantee and went elsewhere to restore the car, that buyer is eligible to obtain a free oil and filter change and tire rotation at any Hyundai supplier.

Inconvenience Prompted By Hyundai Engine Restore Delays

A Hyundai buyer could also be eligible to obtain a supplier credit score in the event you skilled greater than 60 days of delay in acquiring a qualifying restore at a Hyundai supplier.

When you had a delay between 61 and 90 days, you may be entitled to a $65 supplier credit score plus an extra $35 supplier credit score for every further 30-day interval of delay.

Rental Automobile and Towing Bills Associated To Hyundai Engine Repairs

Cash you spent on rental vehicles, towing companies and comparable companies may also be reimbursed in full if the expense was associated to acquiring a qualifying restore.

Compensation and Rebate Program Associated To Hyundai Theta II Engines

Based on the settlement settlement, and primarily based on sure circumstances, a buyer might also be eligible for compensation if the car was bought or traded at a loss. A buyer might also be eligible for compensation, below sure circumstances, if the car was deemed a complete loss on account of an Theta II engine fireplace.

The Hyundai engine settlement says a buyer who has “misplaced religion in your Class Car on account of an incident that will have led to a Qualifying Restore and also you trade-in the Class Car as a part of a purchase order of a brand new Hyundai car at a Hyundai Approved Supplier, you might be entitled to a rebate.”

The rebate is calculated by figuring out the distinction between the trade-in quantity and the honest market worth of the car on the time of the trade-in.

A buyer could qualify for a rebate as much as the next most quantities primarily based on the mannequin 12 months of the car traded:

  • 2011-2014 Automobiles – $1,750
  • 2015-2016 Automobiles – $1,000
  • 2017-2019 Automobiles – $500

A Hyundai engine lawsuit settlement approval listening to is scheduled for February 23, 2021.

The plaintiffs are represented by McKenzie Lake Attorneys, Strosberg Sasso Sutts LLP, Garcha & Firm, and Service provider Legislation Group LLP.