It's the second case involving Sephia brakes to go to court. The automaker also lost a verdict in 2005 that awarded $5.6 million to motorists in Pennsylvania.
June 9, 2008
A jury has ordered South Korean carmaker Kia to pay $6 million to owners of the Sephia sedan to compensate them for defective brake systems. It took jurors in Elizabeth, New Jersey, just one day, following a five-week trial, to decide against the automaker and order the payout of $750 to each of 8,039 owners in the Garden State. They heard complaints that the brakes wore out in 10,000 miles, far less than normal.
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