FAQWho is eligible to submit a claim?
If you bought or leased a 2011-2014 model year Hyundai Sonata, you could benefit from a class action settlement.
- Lawsuits filed against Hyundai Motor America and Hyundai Motor Company alleged that an engine defect may cause stalling, engine noise or oil lamp illumination in the 2011-2014 Hyundai Sonata with a 2.0 liter or 2.4 liter gasoline direct injection engine.
- The settlement extends the Powertrain Warranty for the engine short block assembly. It also provides cash reimbursements for certain repairs and repair-related expenses, such as rental cars and towing. The settlement also provides cash reimbursement for certain trade-ins and sales of unrepaired vehicles.
- To qualify, you must have bought or leased a “Class Vehicle,” which are 2011, 2012, 2013 and 2014 model year Hyundai Sonatas with a Theta II 2.0 liter or 2.4 liter gasoline direct injection engine.
Mail it, along with required documentation, to the settlement center (address to Hyundai Sonata Class Action Settlement, P.O. Box 20840, Fountain Valley, CA 92728)What will I need in order to submit a claim?
- Your vehicle identification number (VIN)
- Contact information, including your name, mailing address and phone number
- A valid email address
- Supporting documentation such as:
- Towing and rental receipts
- Proof of payment (e.g., credit card receipt, credit card statement, bank statement)
IMPORTANT: For your privacy, before submitting bank or credit card statements, please black out or obscure full account numbers and any transactions not related to your claim.
If submitting statements, make sure the section of your statement that contains your name and address remains visible for verification purposes. Otherwise, your claim will be denied.What is a VIN?
VIN stands for vehicle identification number. It uniquely identifies your vehicle and is assigned by the manufacturer. The VIN should be located on a plate visible through the windshield on the driver’s side of the car or on a sticker inside the driver’s side door jamb. It is 17 characters long and is a mixture of letters and numbers. You can also find your VIN on your vehicle insurance card and vehicle title record.
How can I review my claim after it has been submitted?
You may contact the Sonata Class Action Settlement Center at 844.317.9571.Who do I contact if I need to update my address after I have submitted my claim?
You may contact the Sonata Class Action Settlement Center at 844.317.9571.My claim was denied due to missing paperwork. I've found the missing documents. What should I do?
You may submit the missing documents by mailing to the settlement center (address to Hyundai Sonata Class Action Settlement, P.O. Box 20840, Fountain Valley, CA 92728)My claim was denied due to an unqualified repair type. What should I do?
The class action settlement applies only to specific repairs related to the engine and various components. Please refer to the settlement documentation provided on this site for further details regarding the specific repair types that qualify for a claim reimbursement.I still have questions. Who can I talk to?
You may contact the settlement center at 844.317.9571 to speak to a customer service representative. In order for the representative to answer any questions about an existing claim, you will need to have a valid VIN and a claim number.If there are updates to the settlement program, where will they be posted?
Please refer to the Settlement Updates section of the menu.Why did I get a notice about this settlement?
According to the records of Hyundai Motor America, you bought or leased a Class Vehicle in the United States, excluding the territories, or abroad while on active military duty.
The Court has ordered this notice be sent to you because you have a right to know about a proposed settlement of a class action lawsuit and about your options, before the Court decides whether to approve the settlement. If the Court approves the Settlement and after objections and appeals are resolved, Hyundai Motor America will provide payments and other benefits agreed to in the Settlement. This notice explains the lawsuit, the Settlement, your legal rights, what benefits are available, who is eligible for them, and how to get them.
The Court in charge of the case is the United States District Court for the Northern District of California, and the case is known as In re: Hyundai Sonata Engine Litigation, No. 5:15-cv-1685-BLF. You should read the entire class notice, which is available on this website.
No action is needed. Class members receive the extended warranty automatically under the settlement.