Why did I get this notice package?
According to Hyundai records, you bought or leased a Class Vehicle (see list of vehicles below in Section 6) in the United States, excluding the territories, or abroad while on active military duty.
What is this lawsuit about?
The lawsuit claimed that Hyundai made and sold vehicles with a defect that can cause their panoramic sunroofs to shatter. The lawsuit claimed that the shattering can happen when the vehicles are parked or being driven, and that the shattering often happens suddenly, makes a loud noise, and can cause glass to fall down into the passenger cabin.
How can I receive the extended warranty?
The extended warranty will apply automatically to all Class Vehicles if the Court approves the settlement, and the time to appeal such approval has expired with no appeal (we currently estimate that date to be September 12, 2019). There is no need to submit a claim form to receive the extended warranty. Only submit a claim form if (in addition to the warranty extension) you are also seeking financial compensation.
Which Hyundai vehicles are included?
In this settlement, Class Vehicle means any of the following vehicles that came factory-equipped with a panoramic sunroof: (i) 2011-2016 model year Sonata Hybrid, (ii) 2010-2016 model year Tucson, (iii) 2012-2016 model year Sonata, (iv) 2012-2016 model year Veloster, (v) 2013-2016 Santa Fe, (vi) 2013-2016 Santa Fe Sport, (vii) 2013-2016 Elantra GT, (viii) 2012-2016 model year Azera, and (ix) 2015-2016 model year Genesis.
If the sunroof on my Class Vehicle hasn’t shattered, am I included?
Yes. Your sunroof doesn’t have to have shattered for you to be part of this settlement. The Class includes all those who bought or leased a Class Vehicle. The Class includes all those who have experienced Class Vehicle sunroof shattering. The Class also includes those who have not experienced shattering. The settlement includes an extended warranty for future sunroof shattering issues and also provides compensation for certain vehicle trade-ins and sales.
What can I get from the settlement?
- Warranty Extension
- Reimbursement for Repairs
- Reimbursement for Rental Cars, Towing, Etc.
- Compensation for Experiencing the Shattering Firsthand
- Compensation for the Trade-in or Sale of a Class Vehicle
What is the difference between objecting and excluding?
Objecting is simply telling the Court that you don’t like something about the settlement. You can object only if you stay in the Class. Excluding yourself is telling the Court that you do not want to be part of the Class and the settlement. If you exclude yourself, you have no basis to object because the case no longer affects you.
What happens if I do nothing at all?
If you do nothing, you will receive the warranty extension but you’ll get no money from this settlement. But, unless you exclude yourself, you won’t be able to start a lawsuit, continue with a lawsuit, or be part of any other lawsuit against Hyundai about the legal issues in this case, ever again.
Do I have a lawyer in this case?
The Court asked Eric H. Gibbs and David Stein of the law firm Gibbs Law Group LLP and Kim D. Stephens and Jason T. Dennett of the law firm Tousley Brain Stephens PLLC to represent you and other Class members. Together, the lawyers are called Class Counsel. You will not be charged for these lawyers. If you want to be represented by your own lawyer, you may hire one at your own expense.
How do I get more information?
You can call 866.944.7620 toll free with questions about the settlement, request a claim form, or to check on the status of your claim.
PLEASE DO NOT TELEPHONE THE COURT OR THE COURT CLERK’S OFFICE TO INQUIRE ABOUT THIS SETTLEMENT OR THE CLAIM PROCESS.