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Hyundai Lemon Law in California


Hyundai, short for Hyundai Motor Company, was founded in 1967 by Chung Ju-Yung. Hyundai is an automotive manufacturer headquartered in Seoul, South Korea. Hyundai is an international car manufacturer and owns smaller brands such as Genesis Motor and Ioniq. They also have a 33.88 percent share in the Kia Corporation. Genesis Motor, Ioniq, and Kia Corporation all make up the Hyundai Motor Company.

Hyundai owns and operates the largest integrated automobile manufacturing facility in the world out of Ulsan, South Korea. It has an annual production capacity of 1.6 million units. Hyundai employs approximately 75,000 people worldwide, and its vehicles are sold across 193 countries in 5,000 dealerships and showrooms.

Hyundai Lemon Law Tips

Suppose you have reason to believe your Hyundai vehicle might be a lemon. In that case, it’s imperative that you take the following steps to protect your rights:

  • Take your vehicle to an authorized Hyundai repair facility or dealership
  • Make sure that the dealership thoroughly and accurately records all your complaints on the repair invoice
  • Keep copies of all repair invoices and other important documents related to your vehicle
  • Contact the Law Office of Michael Humphries as soon as possible so we can help you with your next best steps

Common Defects with Hyundai Vehicles

In 2022, JD Power praised Hyundai Motor Company as the top-ranked automotive brand in the U.S. for dependability. However, not all models are equally reliable. In fact, some have serious defects. The most common defects that owners have noted with Hyundai vehicles include the following:

  • Airbag deployment failures
  • Fires caused by short-circuiting ABS modules
  • Crash sensor defects
  • Engine bearing failures
  • ABS problems and water leaking into ABS systems
  • Soy-based wiring that attracts rodents to chew on the wiring
  • Engine seizing
  • Rough idle caused by faulty EGR switch valve
  • Problems with the accelerator pedal
  • Transmission issues
  • Stalling

Does California’s Lemon Law Apply to Your Hyundai Vehicle?

California’s Lemon Law applies to the following kinds of new, used, and leased vehicles with an active manufacturer’s new vehicle warranty:

  • Cars, pickup trucks, vans, and SUVs
  • The chassis, chassis cab, and drive train of a motor home
  • Dealer-owned vehicles and demonstrators.
  • Many purchased or leased primarily for business use
  • Those bought or leased for personal, family, or household purposes

The easiest way to find out if California’s lemon laws protect your vehicle is to contact our law firm for a complimentary consultation. Our Seal Beach and Orange attorney will assess your circumstances and information about your vehicle to determine if you qualify for protection under California laws.

Is Your Hyundai a Lemon?

At the Law Office of Michael Humphries, our firm manages all types of lemon law cases, including those involving defective Hyundai vehicles. Suppose your car’s manufacturer or dealership has made “reasonable” attempts at fixing your vehicle’s warranty-covered issues without any success. In that case, it’s time to reach out to our office. Hyundai may owe you a replacement vehicle or a refund of the total purchase price of your vehicle in addition to compensation for reasonable attorney fees and other expenses.

However, they don’t want you to know this and will likely fight back if you don’t have legal representation. With our help, you can let Hyundai know that you are serious about pursuing your rights and protections under California’s lemon laws. Start your claim by scheduling a free consultation with Attorney Michael Humphries today.

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