A proposed class action filed in New Jersey claims the BlueLink feature and “connected services” in certain certain Hyundai and Genesis vehicles became obsolete with the 3G sunset in 2022.
Specifically, as alleged in the complaint, Hyundai and Genesis sold vehicles between 2014 and 2020 with BlueLink and “connected services” including crash reporting and the SOS emergency button. These features depended on 3G wireless technology supplied by Verizon, and although Hyundai and Genesis knew by 2012 that 3G would be phased out, they continued selling the vehicles without warning consumers of the impending 3G issue.
Thus, the complaint further contends, defendants deceived the proposed class by marketing, promoting, selling, and leasing the vehicles with the 3G telematics system with knowledge the product would become obsolete. The proposed class representatives ask the Court to find defendants liable for consumer fraud and breach of warranty, among other causes of action.
The lawsuit seeks remedies including damages, costs, and attorney fees.
The case is Donald Carroll v. Hyundai Motor America (Corporation) & Genesis Motor America LLC, case number 2:23-cv-01164-JMV-JBC, in the United States District Court for the District of New Jersey.