The Hyundai Motor Company is a South Korean multinational conglomerate of vehicles founded in 1967. They are a subsidiary of both Kia Motors as well as Genesis Motor. A maker of both premium and luxury vehicles, Honda operates the world’s largest manufacturing facility. In Korean, the word “hyundai” means modernity and the company has long prided itself on its forward thinking technology, leading to their current slogan, “New Thinking. New Possibilities.”
Despite the company’s progressive work, Hyundai vehicles are not without issue. If your Hyundai experiences ongoing problems, even after repair attempts, you may have purchased a lemon vehicle. Under both Federal and California State law the owner may be entitled to a replacement or cash compensation. Consumers residing in California’s Oakland Alameda County area should contact Kaufman & Kavicky, LLP for a consultation.
Common Hyundai Defects
Hyundai vehicles may experience the following difficulties:
- Engine defects including seizing and excessive sludge
- Failure of speed sensors, leading to transmission shifting errors
- Engine failure leading to fire risk
- Electrical defects
- Sunroof failure
Hyundai has recalled multiple vehicles, most recently the 2019 Santa Fe for replacement of the mounting bolts on side airbags which can damage the airbag upon use. The Sonata vehicles from 2011-2014 were recalled for reinstallation of fuel tubes in any replacement engines. In 2019, Hyundai and Kia also recalled nearly 170,000 vehicles for fuel pipe issues that could lead to fire.
If you are a Hyundai owner with these concerns and live in the Oakland Alameda County area of California, Kaufman & Kavicky, LLP can help. You may be entitled to relief, either cash or replacement, under Federal or California State law. Contact our office today for help with your lemon vehicle.