July 6, 2022

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Fire hazard | Class action lawsuit filed against Hyundai and Kia

Fire hazard |  Class action lawsuit filed against Hyundai and Kia

A Quebec-class action request was filed on June 2 against manufacturers Hyundai and Kia on behalf of Martin Kodibco over a fire hazard caused by a defect in the anti-lock braking system of several models. It is led by a company called Slater Vecchio.

Posted at 11:45 a.m. yesterday

Charles Rene

Charles Rene

Claim anti-lock braking system is related to the risk of a short circuit caused by a design defect that may increase the humidity in the control module or anti-lock braking system. Proponents of her case have been working to make the actual transcript of this statement available online.

The plaintiff also opined that despite a series of recall campaigns since 2013, Hyundai and Kia have failed to find an appropriate solution to the problem. Note that fires can start when the vehicle is running and at rest.

It is alleged that the affected customers paid more without knowing about the problem after purchasing their vehicles and the affected vehicles lost the resale value. Some customers have had to rent vehicles at their own expense.

It is estimated that about 20,000 vehicles were recalled in Quebec in connection with this defect. Hyundai and Kia demanded $ 1,000 in disciplinary damages for all members of the victim class. The compensation requested will be determined later.

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