Genesis is the luxury vehicle division of the South Korean vehicle manufacturer Hyundai Motor Group. IT is distributed by Hyundai Motor America. Genesis launched their first standalone model, the Genesis G90, in 2017. Hyundai produces over 5 million vehicles a year, including their premium luxury Genesis models, making them one of the most popular car manufacturers in the United States and worldwide. Unfortunately, Hyundai produces lemons with defects every year.
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If your vehicle has needed multiple repairs, you may have purchased a lemon. Under California lemon law, you may be entitled to a replacement Genesis or require Hyundai to buy back your Genesis and to pay civil penalties. We hold large automobile manufacturers accountable and have recovered tens of millions in compensation for our clients. Contact us today to schedule your free case evaluation.
California’s Lemon Law for Hyundai Genesis
If you think you have a lemon, it’s important for you to understand your legal rights under California’s lemon law. As long as you’ve given Hyundai a reasonable number of attempts to repair your Genesis, but the problem persists, your car may be considered a lemon. If so, Hyundai will be required to repurchase or replace your Genesis. Your Genesis must be repaired under warranty to exercise your rights under California lemon law.
New car warranties and certified pre-owned (CPO) warranties are acceptable. Additionally, you do not need to own your Genesis to exercise your rights under California’s lemon law. You can do so while leasing or even after you have sold it, traded it in, or turned it in at the end of the lease. All vehicles are covered by the lemon law, including the following models of Hyundai Genesis:
- Genesis G70
- Genesis G80
- Genesis G80 Sport
- Genesis G90
Hyundai Offers “America’s Best Warranty”
Hyundai is known for advertising America’s best warranty. They claim to offer customers a warranty of up to 10 years or 100,000 miles. It is important to know that only the original owner gets the 10 year warranty and it only applies to the powertrain, not the whole car. This advertising paints an unrealistic picture and Genesis drivers are often faced with an unexpected, significant out-of-pocket cost for repairs. The dealership may claim that these repairs are not covered under Hyundai’s well-known warranty. Hyundai owners may face the stress of returning to the Hyundai dealership multiple times due to ongoing and persistent issues that never get resolved. Many Hyundai owners purchase a Hyundai hoping to take advantage of their advertised warranty, only to be disappointed when they realize they purchased a lemon.
How Much Is My Genesis Lemon Claim Worth?
You may be wondering if it’s worth pursuing a lemon law claim for your Hyundai Genesis. At Wirtz Law, all attorneys are trial-ready and have extensive experience taking cases to court. We will aggressively try to negotiate the best settlement possible for you and if Hyundai refuses to pay what you are entitled to we will go to trial, representing you skillfully at all stages of your claim. In many cases, we can recover additional compensation for our clients beyond a replacement vehicle or a buyback from Hyundai.
If your vehicle is a lemon, you will be able to recover actual damages, and you may be able to recover civil penalties against Hyundai and its distributors. For example, if Hyundai wilfully violated California’s laws, you may be entitled to up to twice the amount of your actual damages. You will be entitled to compensation for your incidental damages caused by all repair time, such as tow truck expenses and rental-car fees. In California, you only have four years to file a lemon law claim, so we recommend discussing your case with one of our skilled lemon law attorneys as soon as possible.
Common Lemon Law Defects in Fiat Vehicles
Various issues affect different Hyundai models, including Genesis, that prompt a lemon law claim. Some of the most common defects with Genesis include the following:
- Check engine light illumination
- Transmission issues, such as unresponsiveness, grinding, and noisiness
- Leaks of coolant, fluid, oil, etc.
- Power steering complications
- Cylinder problems affecting acceleration
- Engine malfunction that causes sputtering, seizing, and stalling
- Electronic component failure
- Difficulty turning the wheel
- Premature tire wearing
- Loose steering
- Unresponsive steering
- Grinding, screeching, or other noises while turning the wheel
- Steering wheel defects
- Excessive vibration
Is Your Genesis Defective?
If your leased, new or used Hyundai Genesis is still under the manufacturer’s warranty or a certified pre-owned warranty, you may be entitled to compensation under California’s lemon law. However, you will need to prove that your vehicle meets the definition of a lemon under the law. As long as you meet the following criteria, your vehicle will be considered a lemon, and you should seek legal action against Hyundai:
- You have allowed Hyundai at least two repair opportunities to fix single or multiple defects in your Genesis
- The defects impair the use, value, or safety of your vehicle
- The defect or defects remain
You may also qualify with less than two repairs if the vehicle was not repaired within 30 days.
If the dealership has been unable to repair your Hyundai under warranty, there is a good chance you have a lemon. Even if your issue isn’t listed above, or you’ve experienced multiple issues with your Hyundai Genesis, it’s worth taking the time to discuss your case with one of our experienced lemon law attorneys. If your vehicle qualifies as a lemon, you will be entitled to a replacement vehicle or to a buyback of your current Genesis, allowing you to get a reliable and safe vehicle and stop the stress stemming from owning a lemon.
Contact a Genesis Lemon Law Attorney in California
If you’ve purchased a Hyundai Genesis, you were probably expecting a luxury vehicle that you can enjoy. Knowing that you’ve been sold a lemon instead of a high-performance luxury vehicle can be demoralizing and time-consuming. The skilled lemon law attorneys at Wirtz Law can help you recover the compensation you deserve. We have a proven track record of recovering tens of millions of dollars for clients through California’s Lemon Law, including civil penalties. Contact Wirtz Law today to schedule your free initial consultation.
The lemon law attorneys at Wirtz Law help residents of California with the Genesis lemon law claims all throughout California including Los Angeles, San Diego, and Orange County.
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