Hyundai Cars Give Off Strong, Unpleasant Smell That Makes Passengers Feel Sick – Class Action Lawsuit
Have you ever experienced feeling nauseous due to a certain strong smell? You are not alone, though. Several passengers and Hyundai car owners are suing the car company for the alleged pungent smell in some of its vehicle models that made the complainants feel sick.
Select Hyundai Models Have Displeasing Odors
Plaintiffs Travis Tharpe and Richard Stucki are leading the cause to sue Hyundai for allegedly continuing to use certain materials in its cars that emit a nauseating smell which causes some passengers to feel discomfort.
It is contended that the company used leather seats and trim that caused the foul odor in the cars.
Additionally, it is rumored that the company is fully aware of the issues raised in relation to the nose-pinching smell, yet they did not do anything about it.
Furthermore, Hyundai allegedly did not provide any permanent and useful information to solve the car’s smell issue.
Car owners were directed to use odor-fighting home sprays to combat the disagreeable odor in a company bulletin announcement in October last year.
Both Tharpe and Stucki’s complaints are only just a few in a sea of criticisms and backlash the company received online detailing almost the same situation – Hyundai’s vehicles reeked of bad odor.
Customers Raise Awareness Of The Smell Issue
Minnesota-native Stucki shared that he bought a Hyundai Palisade model in May of last year.
He added that he believed the company’s marketing claims that the car was worth its asking price. Hyundai also made statements that point out the car as a reliable and safe vehicle model in the market.
Nevertheless, after only using the Palisade for a few hundred miles, he and his spouse began to notice a foul smell in the car.
Stucki then decided to take his car to a local dealer that denied his allegations of a pungent smell present in the car.
He had also tried reaching out to Hyundai’s customer support line and was informed that the management is not conscious of the situation.
On the other hand, Tharpe also had the same experience as Stucki’s with his newly purchased Palisade. He, too, was unsatisfied with the response that he got from the company when he phoned them regarding his concerns about the strong smell in his vehicle.
The Hyundai Palisade Foul Odor Class Action Lawsuit is seeking to establish and represent a Nationwide Class of Hyundai customers who have leased or bought a Hyundai Palisade 2020 model that had a pungent and strong smell in it.
Besides the class certification, both Stucki and Tharpe are accusing the company of liability for different counts of unjust enrichment, negligent misrepresentation, and the like.
About the company
Hyundai, officially known as Hyundai Motor Company, is a Seoul car company founded in 1967. The company is considered the world’s fifth-largest automobile manufacturer and employs more than 70,000 workers under its wing.
They have different production factories located in different parts of the globe – working to produce its vehicle lineup offerings.
Editor’s Note on Hyundai Palisade Foul Smell Class Action Lawsuit:
This feature report’s goal is to provide you the latest news revolving around the class action lawsuit filed against Hyundai, arguing that the company failed to act on complaints concerning its smelly Palisade cars.
Case Name(s) & No.: Stucki, et al. v. Hyundai Motor America, Inc.; Case No. 0:21-cv-01085
Jurisdiction: United States District Court for the District of Minnesota
Products/Services Involved: Hyundai Palisade 2020 models, including the Limited, SE, and SEL variants
Allegation(s): Hyundai Palisade vehicles give off a strong unwanted smell that makes passengers feel dizzy when they get a whiff of it.
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