CAA – The Lemon Firm regularly represents consumers in Hyundai lemon law claims. If your Hyundai has been in for repeated repairs or out of service for an extended period of time, you may have a lemon on your hands. Our legal team, well-versed in the California lemon law, can help you obtain significant compensation.
Hyundai Motor Company began selling vehicles in the U.S. in 1986. Today, the Korean automaker’s line of vehicles include the Elantra, Sonata, Veloster, sports utility vehicles (Tucson, Accent, Santa Fe), as well as luxury Genesis sedans and coupes.
Although the quality of Hyundai vehicles has improved over the years, drivers have complained about a wide-range of defects such as:
- Airbag failure
- Brake problems
- Electrical defects
- Engine ticking/knocking
- Engine failure
- Seat belts that detach
- Steering problems
In addition, Hyundai has a history of issuing frustrating and critical recalls. Regardless of whether your vehicle has been recalled, the automaker has an obligation to repair defects after a reasonable number of attempts. If the dealer cannot, or refuses to, repair your Hyundai, you may have a valid California lemon law claim.
When you consult with us, we will explain all your rights and explore your options for obtaining significant compensation. Our lemon law attorneys will handle all the details of your claim and work to achieve the best possible outcome for you, quickly. Best of all – we don’t charge our clients – all of our fees are paid by the automakers! The sooner you contact our office for a free consultation, the sooner we can get started on your Hyundai lemon law claim!
Hyundai’s Recall History
Hyundai has recalled millions of vehicles over the years. The most recent include:
- In May 2020, Hyundai announced the recall of 1,295 model year Genesis Coupes due to an airbag defect. The mounting bolts on the driver-side front airbag may not have been properly tightened, which could cause the airbag to detach from the steering wheel, increasing the risk of injury in an accident. Dealers were instructed to inspect and tighten the mounting bolts.
- In April 2020, Hyundai recalled 11,870 model year 2020 Nexos and Sonatas equipped with the Remote Smart Parking Assist (RSPA) feature. A defect in the RSPA may fail to prevent the vehicle from moving, increasing the risk of an accident. Hyundai instructed dealers to reprogram the RSPA software.
- In March 2020, Hyundai announced the recall of about 200,000 model year 2013-2014 Sonata sedans due a potential fuel leak and auto fire risk. The automaker attributed the problem to cracks in the hose connecting the low-pressure fuel pump to the direct-injection fuel pump.
- In February 2020, Hyundai recalled about 430,000 Elantra sedans due to a potential electrical short circuit in an ABS module that could cause an engine fire. The module may short whether the engine is on or off, perhaps due to excess moisture. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), only a handful of fires have been reported and there have been no injuries. Hyundai instructed dealers to replace the relay in the ABS system. It is uncertain, however, whether the fix will resolve the moisture issue.
The recalls related to engine fires come as no surprise since Hyundai and its affiliate Kia have been dogged by complaints over the past several years. In 2019, for example, the automakers recalled aout 168,000 vehicles to repair a pipe defect that could cause engine fires. The problem was caused by improper repairs and engine replacements during previous engine failure recalls.
Contact Our Experienced California Hyundai Lemon Law Attorneys
Although Hyundai has become one of the largest automakers in the world, the quality, performance, and safety of its vehicles frequently fail to live up to consumer expectations. If you own or lease a Hyundai that has experienced repeated defects that have gone unrepaired, CAA – The Lemon Firm can help.
When you consult with us, we will be your advocates and allies, fighting for the compensation you deserve. Best of all – we don’t charge our clients – all of our firm’s fees are paid by the automakers. Contact CAA – The Lemon Firm today to learn how we can help: (833) LEMON-FIRM.