Hyundai Lemon Law Information
Hyundai is a South Korean auto manufacturer that has become a major player in the United States auto market, selling over 725,000 vehicles in the United States in 2014. Hyundai boasts one of the most extensive vehicle warranties on the market, namely a 10 year/100,000 miles warranty. Given that the lemon law is in essence a warranty law, this allows consumers who have purchased or leased a Hyundai protection up to the 10 year/100,000 mark, which means that if you start having issues at 90,000 miles you potentially would still have a Hyundai lemon law claim.
Is Your Hyundai Vehicle a Lemon?Each state provides protection for owners under a state lemon law, which will differ from state to state. Additionally, your Hyundai is protected under the Magnuson-Moss Warranty Act, which is the federal lemon law. If your Hyundai is leased or purchased and has been to an authorized dealership for multiple repair attempts, it is likely that your Hyundai would qualify for relief either under state law or Federal law. Often consumers take in a vehicle for a repair that is not verified or duplicated, and because of this they do not believe they have a lemon law claim. The lemon law generally provides that you simply need to give the manufacturer, in this case Hyundai an opportunity to repair the vehicle. This means you need to take the vehicle in to an authorized Hyundai dealership and notify them of the problem. This qualifies as having given Hyundai an opportunity to repair the vehicle, if they cannot or choose not to repair it during that visit that is not an issue under the lemon law.
What Issues with Hyundai Qualify under the Lemon Law
- Clutch failing prematurely
- Transmission slipping out of gear
- Engine stalling
- A lag in acceleration
- Multiple electrical failures
- Car accelerating on its own
- Engine seizing while driving
- Power steering giving out