CRA Safety Explored – Canada
Montreal, Quebec — A Quebec class action lawsuit is targeting Kia over an alleged design flaw that causes the panoramic sunroofs of several Kia models to shatter. The Canadian class action lawsuit alleges that Kia breached its obligation of quality warranty by selling defective vehicle models.
The affected Kia vehicles included listed in the Canadian class action lawsuit are:
- 2011-2019 model year Kia Sorento vehicles
- 2011-2019 model year Kia Sportage vehicles
- 2011-2019 model year Kia Optima vehicles
- 2014-2019 model year Kia Cadenza vehicles
- 2014-2019 model year Kia Soul vehicles
The Kia sunroof class action lawsuit is seeking compensatory damages at an amount to be determined at a later date, as well as punitive and/or exemplary damages temporarily assessed at $1 million.
Plaintiff Marina Roy is leading the Kia sunroof class action lawsuit after encountering several problems with her 2016 Kia Sportage’s panoramic sunroof.
The Kia class action lawsuit alleges that the automaker did not respect its obligation of quality warranty. Additionally, the Canada class action lawsuit argues that Kia did not respect its conventional warranty on the vehicles at issue, because the panoramic sunroofs on those vehicles have major defects that render them unfit for the use for which they were intended.
The sunroof breakages in the Kia lawsuit are blamed on a design and manufacturing defect as well as a faulty installation.
Aside from the warranty and defect charges, the Kia sunroof class action lawsuit alleges that the automaker made false and misleading representations to consumers about the quality and safety of its vehicles.
The Kia sunroof class action lawsuit also alleges that Kia was aware of the risks of breakage, especially for panoramic sunroofs, however, failed to warn customers.
Article Credit to Collision Repair Magazine.