Kia Sephia Lawsuit Still in Court, 17 Years Later

The long-running saga of a lawsuit against Kia over defective brakes is heading back to court.

The New Jersey state supreme court will here the case, which started in 2001 as a class-action suit on behalf of owners of the Kia Sephia. The claim was that defective brakes caused them to replace their brakes as often as every six months.

Kia was ordered to pay $6.3 million, although the case has been appealed and ruled on many times.

More details on the long history of the case can be found here, via

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