Lawsuit Investigation: Kia Telluride, Hyundai Palisade Headlight Issues
Last Updated on February 3, 2023
At A Glance
- This Alert Affects:
- Anyone who owns or leases a 2020-present Kia Telluride or 2021-present Hyundai Palisade and had issues with their headlights.
- What’s Going On?
- Attorneys working with ClassAction.org are investigating whether a defect is responsible for the headlight issues. If so, they may be able to get a class action lawsuit on file.
- What Types of Issues?
- Drivers have complained that their headlights are working only intermittently, illuminate poorly or do not work at all. High beams, low beams and daytime running lights may all be affected.
- How Could a Class Action Lawsuit Help?
- A class action could provide drivers with money back for repair and replacement costs and could force the automakers to recall the cars and provide a free fix.
- What You Can Do
- If you’ve had problems with the headlights in your 2020-present Kia Telluride or 2021-present Hyundai Palisade, fill out the form on this page and tell us what happened. The information you provide could be helpful in getting a class action lawsuit started.
Attorneys working with ClassAction.org would like to speak to drivers who own or lease any of the following vehicles and have had issues with their headlights:
- 2020-present Kia Tellurides
- 2021-present Hyundai Palisades
They’re investigating whether a defect is the reason drivers have experienced ongoing problems with their high beams, low beams and daytime running lights. Complaints have surfaced that the headlights don’t light up as much as they should, work only sometimes or have stopped working altogether.
If you’ve experienced these problems with your Telluride or Palisade headlights, fill out the form on this page and share your story. The information you provide could be helpful in getting a class action lawsuit started.
What Could Be Causing Problems with Telluride and Palisade Headlights?
Attorneys working with ClassAction.org are looking into whether these headlights aren’t working properly due to a defect in their design or manufacturing. Specifically, they’re investigating whether the internal connections are faulty and whether moisture – including condensation and water – is penetrating the headlights and causing them to malfunction.
Driver Complaints: Headlights Out, Not Working Properly
The following are among the complaints posted online by drivers who’ve experienced problems with their vehicles’ headlights [sic throughout, emphasis ours]:
“I have had my Telluride S 2021 since August and I am very frustrated with the headlights at night. #1 I don't think the main headlights beam high enough. When I go up a hill I must have my brights on to adequately see in front of me. #2 I noticed a complete blind spot when turning...At night if someone walked in front of my car while I am turning I could never see them. This is quite scary to me. Thought perhaps it is because I am short but now I am reading that this is a common complaint…hate to say this but if I had any inkling of this problem would never have bought this car. It is very dangerous.”
— Marion, 2021 Kia Telluride driver, TELLURIDEFORUM.ORG
“The high beams on the headlights no longer work. This is a safety hazard where I live due to the number of deer around in the evenings. This problem was confirmed by Kia in many 2020 Telluride vehicles…There was no warning when it stopped working. The high beam indicator on the dashboard still works, but the bulbs only perform at low beam. The relay was replaced but it did not correct the problem.”
— 2020 Kia Telluride driver, Kingsport, TN, CARCOMPLAINTS.COM
“The high beam headlights fail to activate, yet the blue dash indicator shows lights are on high beam. Furthermore, when on low beam the headlights do not broadcast a sufficient distance ahead or to the side to enable driver to see the road sufficiently for safe driving. This issue has been reported by almost 100 other drivers…This is a major safety issue that is evolving currently and hopefully, you will make it a priority to contact the manufacturer for a recall.”
— 2020 Kia Telluride driver, Southport, NC, CARCOMPLAINTS.COM
“The headlights on the 2021 Palisade are very dangerous at night! You have a black blob on the road at all times and can not see in the oncoming lane! Very Dangerous and a law suit waiting to happen. Sad Hyundai knows about this issue and has not changed their lighting!”
— Candi, 2021 Palisade driver, PALISADEFORUMS.ORG
“when driving in mountains (curves and going up and down hills) at night the head lights produced a shadow effect, which gave the impression it was on the windshield sight line. This shadow effect varied from 1/3 to 2/3 of the windshield which caused a distorted view of the road ahead…it was making the road dangerous to drive on. We had to slow down well below the actual speed limit which would cause cars coming around a curve behind us to quickly slow down or run into us. - took car to bronco motors in boise id and explained the headlight issue they told us that one other person had come in complaining about this same issue.”
— 2021 Hyundai Palisade driver, CARPROBLEMZOO.COM
No recalls appear to have been issued for the headlight issues Telluride and Palisade drivers have reportedly been experiencing.
How Could a Class Action Lawsuit Help?
If filed and successful, a class action lawsuit could give drivers a chance to recover money for headlight repairs and replacements. It could also force the automakers to recall the vehicles and offer a fix, free of charge.
If you’ve had problems with the headlights in your Hyundai Palisade or Kia Telluride, attorneys working with ClassAction.org would like to hear about it. Fill out the form on this page to get in touch and share your story. You may be able to help get a class action lawsuit started.
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