Bright v. Hyundai Motor Company LTD., et al., Civil Action No. 8:23-cv-01602 (U.S. District Court for the Central District of California).
This consumer class action alleges that Hyundai, Kia, and Genesis electric and plug-in hybrid vehicles suffer from a defect that causes the charging couplings to overheat, which can damage wall outlets and create a fire hazard. The complaint alleges that when defendants became aware of the defect, they instituted an ineffective software fix that substantially increased the advertised charging time of the vehicles.
The complaint alleges that defendants have known of the defect for years and, nonetheless, failed to provide an adequate fix while continuing to sell vehicles that possess the defect. The complaint further alleges that defendants have taken actions to conceal the defect by reprogramming the software in the vehicle to significantly increase the amount of time required to charge the vehicle relative to what consumers were promised.
A copy of the complaint is available HERE.
If you have any questions concerning this case or would like to share your experience with your Hyundai, Kia, or Genesis electric or plug-in vehicle, please contact William Anderson, Esq. at 303-800-9109 or [email protected].