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What’s the Problem?
This recall affects 2020 Kia Stinger vehicles equipped with a 2.0L Turbo-GDI engine, according to the U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA).
A component within the Rack Mounted Motor Driven Power Steering (MDPS) Assembly on the recalled Stingers may have been manufactured incorrectly, potentially resulting in the steering locking or becoming difficult while driving, NHTSA said. A loss of steering control can increase the risk of a crash.
If you purchased a Stinger vehicle that is affected by this recall, you should stop using it immediately and contact your Kia dealer to schedule a free replacement of the MDPS assembly.
This recall began on August 28, 2020.
Kia Lawsuit Settlement Information
In May 2023, Kia Corp. and Hyundai Motor agreed to a consumer class-action lawsuit settlement worth $200 million over rampant car thefts of the companies’ vehicles, according to Reuters [1.].
Kia and Hyundai said in February they would offer software upgrades to 8.3 million vehicles in the U.S. that were not equipped with anti-theft immobilizers to help reduce car thefts popularized on TikTok and other social media platforms.
The settlement includes approximately 9 million U.S. owners and covers up to $145 million for out-of-pocket losses for consumers who had vehicles stolen.
The automakers announced that they would compensate owners “who incurred theft-related vehicle losses or damage in addition to reimbursement for insurance deductibles, increased insurance premiums, and other theft-related losses.”
For owners whose cars are unable to accommodate security software upgrades, Kia and Hyundai will provide up to $300 for the purchase of steering wheel locks and other theft-prevention devices.
The settlement affects model years 2011 through 2022 Hyundai or Kia vehicles with a traditional “insert-and-turn” steel key ignition system. It includes payments for total loss of vehicles up to $6,125, damage to vehicle and personal property up to $3,375, and insurance-related expenses.
Other related expenses including car rental, taxi, or other transportation costs not covered by insurance are also covered in the settlement.
Owners can get reimbursed for towing costs and for stolen vehicles that were crashed or never recovered, as well as payments for tickets or other penalties or fines incurred due to a stolen car.
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Do I Have a Kia Stinger Recall Lawsuit?
The Products Liability Litigation Group at Schmidt & Clark, LLP law firm is an experienced team of trial lawyers that focus on the representation of plaintiffs in Kia Stinger Recall Lawsuits. We are handling individual litigation nationwide and currently accepting new injury and death cases in all 50 states.
If you or a loved one was injured by a recalled Kia vehicle, you should contact our law firm immediately. You may be entitled to a settlement by filing a suit and we can help.