Kia Hit With Class Action Over Gas Tank Defect

Law360, Los Angeles (November 14, 2013, 6:06 PM EST) -- Kia Motors Corp. and its subsidiary were hit with a putative class action in California federal court Wednesday by consumers who say that one of the company’s vehicle models features gas tank defects that put passengers at risk of serious injury or death.

The lawsuit was filed Wednesday by Seattle-based Hagens Berman Sobol Shapiro LLP on behalf of consumers who purchased, leased or currently own a Kia model with a gas tank that is either not connected to the underside of the vehicle with reinforced straps...
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