In September 2020, glassBYTEs.com reported on the class action lawsuit filed by Yandery Sanchez against Kia Motors America Inc. The suit continues in court after a second complaint was filed against Kia in August 2021.
Sanchez, who lives in Houston, purchased a 2020 Kia Telluride in November 2019, and the windshield cracked in January 2020. According to the lawsuit, the Kia windshields are defective.
Since Sanchez filed the complaint on August 27, 2020, Kia has filed five motions to have the complaint dismissed, the most recent in September.
On August 25, 2021, Kia filed a Stipulated Protective Order for “confidential, proprietary, or private information for which special protection from public disclosure and from use for any purpose other than prosecuting this litigation may be warranted.”
The class action lawsuit includes all individuals in the U.S. who purchased or leased a 2020 or 2021 Kia Telluride.
The lawsuit requests that Kia refund full contract price to Sanchez and class members; replace or repair the vehicles and include extended warranties and service contracts applicable to the vehicles in the class; and pay attorneys’ fees and costs.
Kia is also asked in the lawsuit to perform a recall of all vehicles in the class.