The Supreme Court today denied Korean automaker Kia’s appeal in a case dating back 11 years over the brakes in its Sophia sedans degrading too quickly.
Worth a total $5.6 million, the lawsuit concerns 1997 to 2000 model year tk Sophia owners living in Pennsylvania. Starting with one owner who took her car in for brake service at a Kia dealership five times between January and October and grew to the 9,400 class action suit that the company failed to appeal.
Following the controversy, the Kia changed its brakes with the 2001 model year. New Jersey owners were also able to claim up to $750 for brake repairs, provided they filed the claim before December, 2010.
[Source: Automotive News]