Lynda Yao v. Kia Motors America, Inc., et al.

Case No.: 19CV343790    

Plaintiff’s Motion to Compel Further Responses to Plaintiff’s Request for Production of Documents

Factual and Procedural Background

On or about May 25, 2011, plaintiff Lynda Yao (“Plaintiff”) purchased a 2011 Kia Optima vehicle (“Subject Vehicle”) manufactured and/or distributed by defendant Kia Motors America, Inc. (“Kia”). (Complaint at ¶ 1.) In connection with the lease and/or purchase, Plaintiff received an express warranty which covers the engine and transmission. (Id. at ¶ 2.) During the warranty period, the Subject Vehicle contained or developed defects which substantially impair the use, value, or safety of the Subject Vehicle. (Id. at ¶ 3.)

Defendant Kia knew since 2009, if not earlier, that the 2011-2019 Kia Optima, 2011- 2019 Kia Sportage, 2012-2019 Kia Sorento, and other vehicles equipped with a 2.0 or 2.4L engine contained one or more design and/or manufacturing defects in their engine (“Engine Defect”) which resulted in the ........