Folks, let’s not forget that Hyundai had a massive class action lawsuit brought against them a few years ago, and was finalized in 2021. HYUNDAI started becoming very lenient years ago with replacing Theta II engines after the warranty. Mind you that Hyundai already extended the engine warranty up to 120,000 miles for many model year Theta II’s. Hyundai isn’t and wasn’t replacing these engines out of the goodness of their heart. They were already in deep legal trouble that started around 2016 and they knew they would eventually have to come up with a solution. They did everything they possibly could to cover it up, but they got caught and now they have to pay the consequences. If there wasn’t a class action lawsuit, Hyundai wouldn’t be doing jack squat for people with defective engines.
I’ll drop this link for you to check out.
The U.S. government’s road safety agency has paid more than $24 million to a whistleblower who reported that Hyundai and Kia moved too slowly to recall over 1 million vehicles with engine problems
And regarding the Honda engine issue. Yes, it sucks having a vehicle that is prone to known mechanical failure. It would be nice for Honda to do something about it honestly. But the Honda engine problems are different than the Hyundai engine problems. Are Hondas catching on fire sporadically at a higher rate. Hyundais are, and that is the difference. When an engine fails it sucks don’t get me wrong, if it’s a widespread engine defect then the manufacturer should want to replace the engines to help build customer brand perception. When the Hyundai engines fail it becomes a matter of life or death. They have a tendency to shoot a rod through the block and hot oil gets on the exhaust components and starts a fire. They also catch fire for a multitude of other issues. So, while I’m sorry that people with Hondas are experiencing engine failure, it doesn’t pose a safety risk the way Hyundai engine failures do.
Penalties resolves three-year government probe into the automakers' behavior, involving recalls of multiple models.