Cases & Investigations

Hyundai Shattering Sunroof Lawsuit

PRACTICE AREAS: Defective Products

Berger Montague has filed claims that Hyundai did nothing to protect or inform drivers about the possibility of panoramic sunroofs in certain Hyundai models spontaneously shattering. Models that have allegedly defective sunroofs include:

  • 2011 – 2015 Hyundai Sonata
  • 2011 – 2015 Hyundai Tucson
  • 2011 – 2015 Hyundai Veloster
  • 2013 – 2015 Hyundai Santa Fe
  • 2013 – 2015 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport
  • 2013 – 2015 Hyundai Elantra GT

About the case

On Dec. 10, 2015, Hyundai was faced with a proposed class action lawsuit in California federal court. The lawsuit accused Hyundai of doing nothing to protect or warn drivers about the possible shattering of their panoramic sunroofs.

Allegedly, the U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (“NHTSA”) has received more than 100 complaints about the sunroofs, and a 2012 investigation by the Korea Automobile Testing & Research Institute found that the panoramic sunroofs are prone to shattering.

On November 21, 2016, the Court denied Hyundai’s motion to dismiss. The order can be viewed here.

A proposed settlement was reached on January 30, 2019.

If your Hyundai sunroof shattered while you were driving, you may be able to collect compensation. Do not hesitate to contact Berger Montague to speak with an attorney, free of charge. Either call us at 800-424-6690 or fill out the form on the right to have an attorney contact you.

There are three easy ways to contact our firm:

  1. Use the contact form on this page
  2. Email
  3. Call (800) 424-6690

Your information will remain confidential and we will work to protect your rights.

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