If your Kia has repeated problems that won’t go away, then Kia, a subdivision of Hyundai Motor Company, may have sold you a lemon.
Knight Law Group can help. We can answer any questions you have about your potentially defective Kia. If you decide to go forward with a lemon law case, we can offer free legal representation and help you get cash compensation, a vehicle replacement or a lemon law buyback under the California Lemon Law. Lemon law cases for Kia vehicles are not all the same. However, many Kia vehicles may have similar problems.
Top 8 Kia Issues
Auto manufacturers will sometimes release faulty cars, trucks and other vehicles to the public. Kia is no exception. Owners of Kia vehicles should look out for the following signs:
- ◦ Engine Failure
- ◦ Oil Sludge Build-up
- ◦ Transmission Failure
- ◦ Lack of Acceleration
- ◦ Engine Light Turns On
- ◦ Complete Power Lost
- ◦ Engine Stalls While Driving
- ◦ Engine Catches Fire
If these symptoms or any other vehicle problems repeatedly appear, your Kia may be a lemon. Learn more about what the lemon law can do for you. If you want to seek legal remedies from your auto manufacturer, consult an attorney to discuss your lemon law rights.
How Does The Lemon Law Protect My Kia?
Your faulty vehicle may qualify as a “lemon” under the California Lemon Law if it has repeated problems that won’t disappear after a reasonable number of repair attempts.
The California Lemon Law considers vehicle problems to be defects if they negatively impact the vehicles’ use, safety or value. It does not set a number that is considered “reasonable.” If you’d like to know whether you have had a reasonable number of repair attempts, consult with our lemon law attorneys about your case.
Under the California Lemon Law, consumers are eligible for three possible remedies: cash compensation, a replacement vehicle, or a full refund for their vehicle, minus an amount called the “mileage offset.” Monetary compensation usually includes attorneys’ fees and costs.
The statute of limitations is four years from when you first discover a potential defect in your vehicle. If you think your Kia is a lemon, don’t hesitate. Kia, like other auto manufacturers, has a track record of misconduct against consumers. You just might be one of them.
Kia Car Fires and Other Scandals
Multidistrict litigation alleged that some Kia vehicles would suddenly burst into flames while on the road. These vehicles, which included 2011–2019 Optimas, 2012–2019 Sorentos and 2011–2019 Sportages, were equipped with allegedly defective Theta II 2.0-L or 2.4-L gasoline direct injection engines. Allegedly, these engines often failed and were linked to the spontaneous car fires. Kia and its parent company had to set aside close to $760 million for payments as part of a settlement agreement.
Kia Motors was also sued after a defective ZF TRW airbag installed in a Kia Forte resulted in a passenger sustaining a traumatic brain injury. The lawsuit, which targeted Kia, its company, other automakers and ZF TRW, alleged that the airbag control units locked up and failed to deploy the airbags during collisions.
Along with Kia as a division, Hyundai Motor Company also controls Hyundai. Read the other division’s page to learn more about Hyundai Motor Company’s misconduct via its other brands.
Our Experience Against Kia Makes The Difference
If your Kia has a recurring defect that the dealership could not fix, contact us to learn more about your lemon law rights. Knight Law Group has represented thousands of clients in cases against major automakers and obtained large settlements. Our services come at no charge to you. We only get paid if you win.