Former Hyundai Engineer Spills the Theta II Beans

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This 2015 lawsuit accusation that Hyundai concealed defects about their Theta II engine has some teeth, according to a former Hyundai engineer. South Korean engineer, Kim Kwang-ho, says Hyundai knew the Theta II engines have problems that cause knocking, noise and a loss of power. Kwang-ho blew the whistle by contacting the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), an act that caused Hyundai to petition a court to close the mouth of the engineer.

My Kwang-ho worked for the automaker for 25 years and now faces accusations of leaking company secrets by Hyundai’s disciplinary committee.

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