Drivers Seek Final OK In $890M Hyundai, Kia Engine Fire Deal

Law360 (October 19, 2020, 6:26 PM EDT) -- Drivers asked a California federal judge to sign off on an estimated $890 million deal that includes full reimbursements for repairs and extended warranties to settle consolidated class claims that Hyundai and Kia sold vehicles with failure-prone engines that could sometimes catch fire.

More than 20 named plaintiffs spearheading consolidated class actions in the Central District of California filed a motion on Friday asking U.S. District Judge Josephine L. Staton for final approval on a nationwide deal that reimburses consumers for out-of-pocket repairs and extends warranties for affected vehicles, among other things.

The drivers, who've been negotiating the terms of the...

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