Welcome to the Information Website for the Kia Engine Settlement.

A federal court has granted final approval of a class action lawsuit known as In re: Hyundai and Kia Engine Litigation , No. 8:17‑cv‑00838‑JLS‑JDE and Flaherty v. Hyundai Motor Company, et al. , No. 18‑cv‑02223 (C.D. Cal.) allege that 2011–2018 and certain 2019 Kia Optima, 2012–2018 and certain 2019 Kia Sorento, and 2011–2018 and certain 2019 Kia Sportage vehicles suffer from a defect that can cause engine seizure, stalling, engine failure, and engine fire, that engine seizure or stalling can be dangerous if experienced, and that some owners and lessees have been improperly denied repairs under the vehicle’s warranty. Neither KMC nor KMA have been found liable for any of the claims alleged in these lawsuits. The Parties have instead reached a voluntary settlement in order to avoid a lengthy litigation. The individuals who owned or leased Class Vehicles are known as “Class Members.” Settlement Class Members may be entitled to compensation if they submit valid and timely claims that are approved pursuant to the review process described in this notice and approved by the Court.

Judgment was entered by the Court on June 10, 2021, and no appeals were filed. The first round of payments for approved Claims will be mailed August 10, 2021, per the terms of the Settlement. For claims eligible for submission after August 9, 2021, payments will be made on a rolling basis. Payments can only be distributed upon passing of the deadlines listed in the Initial Determination Notice or Final Determination Notice.


Your Legal Rights and Options in This Settlement
Submit a Claim Form The only way to get a reimbursement. It is not necessary to submit a Claim Form to benefit from the Lifetime Warranty, as long as you have installed the Knock Sensor Detection System Update. The deadline to submit a Claim for most claim types is August 9, 2021.
Exclude Yourself Get no payment. This is the only option that allows you to ever file or be part of any pending or future lawsuit against Kia about the legal claims in this case. The deadline to submit a request for exclusion is October 30, 2020.
Object In order to object to the Settlement, you must remain a member of the lawsuit—you cannot ask to be excluded. You may object to the Settlement by writing to Class Counsel and indicating why you do not like the Settlement. The deadline to object is October 30, 2020.
Go to a Hearing The Court granted final approval on May 10, 2021.
Do Nothing Get no reimbursement. Receive only the Lifetime Warranty upon installation of the Knock Sensor Detection System software.

These rights and options—and the deadlines to exercise them—are explained further on the Frequently Asked Questions page of this website.