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Kia Telluride windshield defect

Kia Telluride windshield defect—alleged

A large number of Kia Telluride owners are experiencing windshield cracks, chips, and fractures and the owners maintain that it’s actually caused by a Kia Telluride windshield defect and not debris impact damage.

In fact, owners have begun a class-action lawsuit in California alleging the Kia knowing sold defective windshields. According to the class action complaint, 2020 Kia Telluride windshields fail “for no reason other than they were defective from the beginning.”

The lawsuit also alleges that Kia skirted issuing a safety recall of its Kia Telluride windshields by offering a “goodwill gesture” replacement windshield. The suit alleges that the cracks, chips, and fractures due to design or manufacturing defects that existed since the Tellurides went on sale, according to the complaint.

The lead plaintiff in the class-action lawsuit states that he purchased a new 2020 Kia Telluride in November 2019. His windshield cracked in January 2020. The owner claims he didn’t see anything hit his windshield. The crack spread and additional cracks began to appear on the vehicle’s windshield. Both cracks started from the edge of the glass and spread across the windshield.

Kia Telluride Windshield class-action lawsuit

The suit asks for:

An order certifying the proposed Class;
Money damages in the form of a refund of the full contract price;
Equitable relief including but not limited to, replacement of the class vehicles with new vehicles, or repair of the alleged defective vehicles with an extension of the express warranties and service contracts;
A declaration requiring Kia to comply with the various provisions of the state and federal consumer protection statutes herein alleged and to make all the required disclosures;
Reasonable attorneys’ fees and costs; and
A recall of the alleged defective windshields by Kia.

As of 12/22/20, Kia has yet to respond to the class action complaint or any of its allegations.

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