Hyundai and Kia ignition engines will receive a lifetime warrantyOctober 15, 2019
A large series of Theta II engines failed. For all the time, hundreds of cases of fire have been recorded, as well as dozens of victims due to defective units. The company is trying to cope with a large number of claims and with a decline in reputation.
KIA and Hyundai have promised owners of recallable cars with Theta II engines a lifetime warranty. The company is trying to resolve many class and single lawsuits. The reason was the massive cases of ignition of gasoline engines of 2.0 and 2.4 liters, installed from 2011 to 2018 on the ia Sorento, Optima, Sportage, Hyundai Santa Fe and Sonata models. At the moment, KIA announced the recall of 1.8 million cars and Hyundai sent over 2.3 million cars for emergency repairs. As part of the service campaign, new cars will be installed on all cars with these engines, which will more accurately monitor the threat of engine failure.
Car owners are promised a lifetime warranty on engines and compensation to settle class action lawsuits. The size of monetary compensation has not yet been specified. It will be offered to people who have suffered losses as a result of a long repair, received other losses due to a defect found, or were refused a warranty repair.
At the moment, the recall will affect cars only in North America. Meanwhile, in Russia, the Kia Optima, Sportage and Sorento models are also equipped with engines from the Theta II series, but there have not yet been any cases of fire.
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