Hyundai Owners File Oil Consumption Lawsuit

April 19, 2022

The lawsuit claims affected vehicle models have excessive engine oil consumption issues. 

April 18, 2022—A new lawsuit has emerged regarding Hyundai oil consumption. The suit alleges that there are numerous models with defective Nu, Gamma, Theta, Lambda and Kapp engines.

According to, owners involved in the lawsuit say that a recall should have been ordered due to the engines allegedly using an excessive amount of oil to the point that they stall and fail.

The Hyundai and Kia class action lawsuit claims that owners and lessees have to frequently check oil levels to a degree that is substantially greater than normal and they allege that they have to spend large amounts of money in order to constantly purchase oil for their vehicles. 

The lawsuit goes on to say that adding more oil is not an effective solution because too much oil strains and damages gaskets and seals that are meant to protect the engine from oil leaks. This can also cause oil to move to places where it should not reside, causing even more internal damage.

The models that are allegedly affected by this are vast, and include:

  • 2012-2020 Hyundai Elantra
  • 2009-2018 Hyundai Genesis Coupe
  • 2019-2021 Hyundai Kona
  • 2020-2021 Hyundai Palisade
  • 2010-2012 and 2015-2021 Hyundai Santa Fe
  • 2009-2010 and 2015-2021 Hyundai Sonata
  • 2011–2021 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid
  • 2010-2013 and 2015-2021 Hyundai Tucson
  • 2011-2021 Hyundai Veloster
  • 2020-2021 Hyundai Venue
  • 2010-2021 Kia Forte
  • 2017-2020 Kia Niro
  • 2011-2020 Kia Optima and Optima Hybrid
  • 2012-2021 Kia Rio
  • 2011-2020 Kia Sorento
  • 2012-2021 Kia Soul
  • 2011-2020 Kia Sportage
  • 2018-2021 Kia Stinger
  • 2022 Kia K5

"According to the Hyundai oil consumption lawsuit, Hyundai should honor warranty claims even when the warranties have expired," The article said. "and even when the vehicles are still under their warranties the automaker denies coverage if owners cannot provide maintenance records."

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