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...

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