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Hyundai and Kia to pay $200 million to settle lawsuit over thefts

May 19, 2023

Hyundai and Kia have agreed to pay up to about $200 million combined to settle a class-action lawsuit over a manufacturing defect that made it so easy to steal certain vehicles that teenagers were challenging each other to do it on social media. Both companies, as well as attorneys for the plaintiffs, said Thursday that they had agreed on the proposed settlement amount, which still must be approved by the court. In a joint statement, the car manufacturers said the proposed agreement “could be valued at approximately $200 million depending on how many customers elect to participate.”

Article Source: Washington Post

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