Another owner has sued Hyundai and Kia for knowingly equipping vehicles with defective Theta II engines. Proving once again that when it comes to engines that catch on fire, people generally aren't fans. The automakers have settled similar lawsuits and issued recalls for these clunkers, but the plaintiff suggests not all affected vehicles were included.
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- These gasoline direct injection (GDI) engines are plagued with problems. From bearing failure, to connecting rod knocks, to oil consumption, and yes – engine infernos.
- The plaintiff bought their car used and shortly after learned that the car needed a new short block to the tune of $7,000. The work also took 6 months because there're a backorder on parts.
- The lawsuit wants more help for 2012-2015 Forte, 2012-2015 Forte Koup, 2011-2013 Optima Hybrid, 2012-2013 Sorento, 2014-2015 Soul, and 2012 Sportage owners.
Many Kia vehicles have a Theta II, a gasoline direct injection (GDI) engine that is well known for having oil flow issues that eventually cause catastrophic failures.