Hyundai, Kia Drivers Sue In Calif. Over Peeling Paint

By Kali Hays (March 31, 2016, 2:39 PM EDT) -- Korean automakers Hyundai and Kia on Wednesday were smacked with a proposed class action in California federal court by a group of car owners from several U.S. states claiming that a concealed defect in their vehicles' paint causes it to bubble and flake over time, leading to rusting and corrosion.

Seven lead plaintiffs from Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Maryland, North Carolina, South Carolina and Texas claim that Hyundai Motor Co. Ltd. and its American affiliates, Hyundai Motor America, Inc. and Kia Motors America Inc., have long been aware that paint applied to vehicles such as the Elantra, Santa Fe and Sonata peels...

Stay ahead of the curve

In the legal profession, information is the key to success. You have to know what’s happening with clients, competitors, practice areas, and industries. Law360 provides the intelligence you need to remain an expert and beat the competition.

  • Access to case data within articles (numbers, filings, courts, nature of suit, and more.)
  • Access to attached documents such as briefs, petitions, complaints, decisions, motions, etc.
  • Create custom alerts for specific article and case topics and so much more!


Hello! I'm Law360's automated support bot.

How can I help you today?

For example, you can type:
  • I forgot my password
  • I took a free trial but didn't get a verification email
  • How do I sign up for a newsletter?
Ask a question!