Hyundai Settles Corrosion Subframe Class Action

Law360, New York (May 27, 2010, 4:07 PM EDT) -- Hyundai Motor Co. has opted to settle a putative class action accusing the Korean automotive company of selling vehicles with defective subframes.

Lead plaintiff Nicholas Cirulli filed a joint motion for settlement approval with Hyundai on Wednesday in the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California.

The suit claimed that certain Hyundai vehicles had defective subframes that caused premature oxidation, corrosion and structural deterioration. The defect ultimately led to a voluntary recall by Hyundai of vehicles registered in so-called salt-belt states, which have higher...
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