FAQ

Why did I get this notice package?
According to Hyundai records, you bought or leased a Class Vehicle in the United States, excluding the territories, or abroad while on active military duty.

What is this lawsuit about?
This lawsuit is about model-year 2015 to 2017 U.S. specification Hyundai Sonata vehicles equipped with the Smart Trunk feature (“Class Vehicles”). The lawsuit alleges that certain torsion bars installed in the Smart Trunk on the Class Vehicles opens the trunk less than 7.5 inches, either because of the quality of the torsion bars or by some other means of wear-and-tear (the alleged “Defect”).

Which Hyundai vehicles are included?
The Settlement includes all model-year 2015 to 2017 U.S. specification Hyundai Sonata vehicles equipped with the Smart Trunk feature and purchased or leased in the fifty United States or the District of Columbia.

What can I get from the settlement?

  • Cash Payment in form of a Debit Card Mastercard
  • Free Inspection, and Repair or Replacement of Affected Smart Trunk Torsion Bars
  • Warranty Extension
  • Compensation for past expenses
  • Hyundai Dealer Card

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?
Several lawyers and several law firms have prosecuted this case together. Judge Jones has appointed the following lawyers to represent you and other Class Members as “Class Counsel”: James C. Shah of Natalie Finkelman Bennett, Robert P. Cocco of ROBERT P. COCCO, P.C., Noah Axler and Marc A. Goldich of AXLER GOLDICH LLC.

How do I get more information?
You can call 866.944.7620 toll free with questions about the settlement, 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.