A Hyundai Santa Fe engine stall class-action lawsuit is finally settled and over as a federal judge gave final approval to the settlement terms concerning 2010-2012 Hyundai Santa Fe SUVs.
Hyundai has agreed to settle a Santa Fe engine stall lawsuit filed in 2014 after owners complained about engines stalling at any speeds while driving.
A Hyundai Santa Fe class-action lawsuit has been filed alleging the engine can stall at any speed and leave a driver out of control of the SUV. Plaintiffs Julia Reniger and Greg Battaglia claim model year 2010-2012 Hyundai Santa Fe crossover SUVs have the stalling defect and Hyundai waited years to admit the problem.
A Santa Fe engine settlement for a lawsuit filed way back in 2014 has finally been approved by a judge.
The class-action lawsuit was filed by lead plaintiffs Julia Reniger and Greg Battaglia who claim their SUVs kept stalling without warning, causing problems with trying to steer and stop the SUVs.
For years, owners have been complaining that their engines can stall at any speed.
With the 2010-2012 Hyundai Santa Fe engine stall class-action lawsuit finalized by the court, the automaker agrees to reimburse customers on a claims-made basis for out-of-pocket costs if the customer's SUV experienced a documented stall. In addition, a software update will be available for free for 10 years after the date the SUVs were sold as new.…keep reading article "Judge Finalizes Settlement for 2010-2012 Santa Fe Engine Stall Lawsuit"
The lawsuit claims the dealer notification letter admits the SUVs can stall because a heavy load on the alternator can cause a drop in engine rpm. The letter says even if the engine stalls it can be restarted immediately. Furthermore, the dealer letter says a "specific set of operating conditions" must occur before the Santa Fe stalls, but the lawsuit says that is false because Hyundai owners complain the problem can happen at any time.
The “dealer notification letter” was part of a service campaign by Hyundai which owners say did nothing to fix the actual problem.keep reading article "Santa Fe Owners Are Tired of Their Engines Stalling"