Hyundai engine lawsuit claims Nu 1.8 liter engines suffer from oil sludge problems and piston slap.
May 14, 2021 – A class action lawsuit against Hyundai Elantra was settled over “Nu” 1.8 liter engines allegedly suffering from piston slap, oil sludge problems and failures that cause customers to pay thousands of dollars.
The lawsuit against Hyundai Elantra includes:
“2011-2016 Hyundai Elantra, 2013 Hyundai Elantra GT, and 2013 Hyundai Elantra coupe vehicle factory with 1.8 liter Nu engines purchased, leased, or located in the United States (including the District of Columbia but excluding other territories) Purchased or leased overseas while a class member was on active military service. “
The Elantra Nu engines reportedly knock and make a ticking sound before they fail, which supposedly results in customers paying up to $ 10,000 per engine replacement. The class action lawsuit alleges that Hyundai knows that oil sludge is destroying the Nu engines and that the automaker has issued technical service bulletins on Elantras.
Plaintiffs claim that the engine noise is a piston slap caused by a gap between the piston and the outer cylinder. And Hyundai dealers allegedly deny the Elantra engines are broken, then allegedly accuse drivers of improperly maintaining the cars.
Hyundai says there is nothing wrong with the cars and denies any wrongdoing.
The class action lawsuit against Hyundai Elantra was dismissed in 2019, but the judge allowed plaintiffs to amend and re-commence the lawsuit.
Hyundai Elantra Engine Lawsuit Settlement
Although the class action lawsuit against Nu Motors has been settled, customers need to know the terms of these cold weather conditions.
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Extended warranty for the drive train of the Hyundai Elantra engine
Under the Elantra Nu engine agreement, Hyundai will extend the powertrain warranty on a cold weather registered car owned by the original purchaser, original renter, or certified Elantra used purchaser.
The Powertrain Extended Warranty covers the engine block, crankshaft, connecting rods, and pistons from damage caused by a piston slap noise at the top of the engine. This is usually most common in cold weather as compared to other engine noises related to engine and accessory bearings, timing chains, valve trains, or screeching belts.
The warranty is valid for 10 years or 120,000 miles after the Elantra was originally sold or leased.
For non-original buyers and cold weather renters, the extended powertrain warranty applies for 8 years or 80,000 miles after the Elantra was originally sold or leased.
A Hyundai Elantra Powertrain Extended Warranty is available in warm weather, but only under certain conditions.
To obtain coverage, an Elantra customer must review one of the following conditions.
After the date of the billing notification, the customer registers the Elantra for at least six months in cold weather.
Must show that the Elantra was previously registered in cold weather.
The customer must demonstrate significant cold weather use for at least 90 consecutive days during the months of November through March that the Elantra was in a location exposed to at least 50 accumulated temperature days at or below 32 degrees Fahrenheit Place during this time.
Or the customer can “otherwise prove with increased evidence (such as in actual parts, photos or other evidence that clearly proves this) that his engine problem is directly related to the defect of the piston wear type alleged in the promotion”.
Hyundai Elantra 90 Day Automatic Warranty Extension
According to Elantra’s class action lawsuit, vehicles that already exceed the time and mileage restrictions will receive an automatic 90-day powertrain warranty extension after the final approval order (April 20, 2021). Ask the billing administrator about mileage restrictions.
Refunds for Hyundai Elantra Nu engine repairs
For Elantra customers with vehicles registered in cold weather, those customers can file reimbursement claims for “Qualified Repairs” performed before the customer received billing notifications. However, the application must be submitted by June 29, 2021 and contain all the necessary documents.
For an Elantra that is not registered in cold weather, the customer must have a significant previous period of at least 90 consecutive days in the months of November to March when the Elantra was in a location where it was exposed Evidence of cold weather use for up to at least 50 accumulated days with temperatures at or below 32 degrees Fahrenheit in that location during that period.
Or the customer can “otherwise prove with increased evidence (such as in actual parts, photos or other evidence) that his engine problem is directly related to the defect of the piston wear type alleged in the promotion”.
Plaintiffs attorney receives $ 875,000 in legal fees and expenses.
Affected Hyundai Elantra owners can learn more and find application forms at hmapistonsettlement.com.
The class action lawsuit against Hyundai Elantra was filed in the United States District Court for the New Jersey District, Newark Division – Brown et al., Against Hyundai Motor America et al.
The plaintiffs are represented by Sauder Schelkopf LLC, Migliaccio & Rathod LLP and Levin Sedran & Berman.