Zakikhani et. al. v. Hyundai Motor Company et. al. 8:20-cv-01584-SB-JDE, (CD CA)

Zakikhani et. al. v. Hyundai Motor Company

Jonathan Jagher served as Plaintiff’s counsel in this nationwide class-action lawsuit on behalf of Hyundai and Kia vehicle owners and lessees, which alleged that Hyundai and Kia sold hundreds of thousands of vehicles with a potentially deadly defect that can cause spontaneous engine compartment fires.  The cars’ defect revolves around the anti-lock brake system (ABS) modules or the hydraulic electronic control unit (HECU) remaining charged with an electrical current even when the car is not running. This, coupled with a defect that allows moisture to enter the electrified components, created a risk of fires erupting. On May 5, 2023, Judge Stanley Blumenfeld, Jr. of the United States District Court for the Central District of California granted final approval of a settlement valued at $326 million.