Kia, Hyundai agree to settle class action lawsuits over engine fires

Kia and Hyundai announced Friday that they have agreed to settle class action lawsuits over engine fires.

The settlement could give more than $760 million to Americans who own certain models of Hyundai and Kia vehicles.

Vehicles in the settlement include 2.3 million Hyundai (2011-2019 Sonata, 2013-2018 Santa Fe Sports, 2019 Santa Fe, and 2014, 2015, 2018, and 2019 Tucson) and 1.8 million Kia (2011-2019 model year Sportages, Sorentos and Optimas) vehicles with 2.0-liter and 2.4-liter GDI engines.

The U.S. government first caught wind in 2016 of problems that could lead to spontaneous engine fires in some Kia and Hyundai vehicles. WESH 2 News Investigates has covered Kia and Hyundai fires across Central Florida with dozens of reports since the spring of 2018.

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