Hyundai Lemon Law Attorneys
If you’ve brought your purchased or leased Hyundai in for repairs repeatedly, call 1(833) 4MY – LEMON to speak with a Hyundai lemon law attorney about your case for free.
The experienced trial attorneys at Wirtz Law will protect your Lemon Law rights and pursue your claim at no cost to you. Our proven success record speaks for itself.
At Wirtz Law APC, our experienced trial teams are dedicated to fighting for our clients and getting maximum damages, including civil penalties. Over the past 6 years, Wirtz Law APC has recovered more than $26,400,000 for consumers like you.
If you’ve had to bring your Hyundai in for repair two times or more for any of the following concerns, you may have a lemon. Call 1 (833) 4MY – LEMON to speak with a Hyundai lemon law attorney and get our team of experienced trial attorneys fighting on your behalf today.
The engine is the heart of the vehicle. A car can’t drive without a properly working engine.
Common symptoms of engine failures include:
- Engine Control Module (ECM) warning lights on the dash
- Check engine lights
- No start, excessive cranking
- Lack of acceleration
- Loss of power
- Stalling (most often when attempting to shift gear)
The transmission or gearbox ensures that the correct amount of power reaches your wheels to drive at a given speed. The transmission ensures that the gear ratio between the engine and drive wheels adjusts to accommodate the desired speed of the car.
Common symptoms of transmission failures include:
- Whining and clunking
- Burning smell
- Lack of response, hesitation,
- Lunging, or jerking
- Noisy in neutral
- Leaking fluid
- Premature clutch replacements
The clutch’s job is to transmit the torque from the engine to the drivetrain. From a user perspective, the clutch serves to smoothly deliver power from the engine, reduce drive-related vibrations, and enable smooth vehicle movement. Clutch failure can be the result of damaged or misaligned clutch linkage, a weak pressure plate, or oil contamination.
Common symptoms of clutch failure include:
- Burning smell
- Revving & acceleration don’t match
- Odd feeling in the clutch pedal
- Strange noises
- Difficulty getting into gear
Power Steering Failure
The power steering system augments a driver’s ability to turn the wheel and direct the car. Most cars are made with either a hydraulic system; which uses a double-acting hydraulic cylinder to apply force to the steering gear; an electric power system, which uses an electric motor to detect the driver’s steering and amplify the directions to the wheels; or an electric power hydraulic system, which uses a combination of both systems.
Common symptoms of power steering failure include:
- Stiff steering wheel
- Loose steering wheel
- Whining or groaning noises
- Slow steering response
- Noises during vehicle start
Brake Fade or Failure
The brake system is one of the most important systems in a vehicle and is vital in preventing crashes. Most vehicles use either disk brakes, drum brakes, or hydraulic brakes. Brake failure is usually caused by faded brake pads or a malfunctioning brake booster.
Common symptoms of brake fade or failure include:
- Brake light on
- Wobbling or scraping when braking
- Squealing when braking
- Leaking fluid
- Soft brake pedal
- Burning smell when braking
- Increased stopping distance
*Note that your Hyundai may still be a lemon even if the issue is not listed above. Call 1 (833) 4MY – LEMON today to describe your unique issues and get a free case evaluation.
Is My Hyundai Model a Lemon?
Think you might have a lemon? If your Hyundai is on the list below and has required repeated repairs for the same issue, contact a Hyundai lemon law attorney at 1 (833) 4MY – LEMON.
- Hyundai Accent
- Hyundai Aslan
- Hyundai Atos
- Hyundai Centennial
- Hyundai Click
- Hyundai Creta
- Hyundai Dynasty
- Hyundai Elantra
- Hyundai Eon
- Hyundai Equus
- Hyundai Excel
- Hyundai Genesis
- Hyundai Getz
- Hyundai Grandeur
- Hyundai H350
- Hyundai i10
- Hyundai i20
- Hyundai i30
- Hyundai i40
- Hyundai Ioniq
- Hyundai Kona
- Hyundai LaVita
- Hyundai Matrix
- Hyundai Mega Truck
- Hyundai Mighty
- Hyundai Mistra
- Hyundai New Power Truck
- Hyundai Nexo
- Hyundai Palisade
- Hyundai Porter
- Hyundai Santa Fe
- Hyundai Santa Fe Sport
- Hyundai Santa Fe XL
- Hyundai Sonata
- Hyundai Starex
- Hyundai Stellar
- Hyundai TB
- Hyundai Terracan
- Hyundai Tiburon
- Hyundai Tucson
- Hyundai Veloster
- Hyundai Venue
- Hyundai Veracruz
- Hyundai Xcent
*Note that your Hyundai may still be a lemon even if not listed above.
Notable Recent Hyundai Recalls
Hyundai Santa Fe – Brake Fluid Leaks May Cause Fire (NHTSA Campaign number 20V520)
- In September 2020, Hyundai issued recalls for over half a million vehicles with a defective braking system.
- According to Hyundai, the recall is for a component within the anti-lock braking system. The defect causes brake fluid to leak onto electrical components, which in turn can cause an electrical fire in the engine compartment.
- After more than 3,000 reports of fires and petitions from advocacy groups, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) launched an investigation into the defect. In documents provided to NHTSA, Hyundai reports some fires have destroyed entire Hyundai cars and SUVs.
- Hyundai has confirmed this recall is just the latest of many recalls issued by the manufacturer for defects which may lead to their vehicles catching fire.
Hyundai Nexo and Sonata – Remote Smart Parking Assist (Safety Recall No. 191)
- In April 2020, Hyundai Motors America recalled more than 11,000 of the 2020 models of the Hyundai Nexo and Hyundai Sonata. The recall was the result of a failure in the Remote Smart Parking Assist (RSPA) feature that would fail to stop a vehicle even if an error was detected, increasing the risk of a crash. The problem was caused by a dangerously faulty software installation.
- According to Hyundai, “an error in the RSPA software programming could cause the vehicle to continue to move in its last commanded direction even while a system malfunction is detected.” NHTSA’s Recall Report identified the cause of the defect with a programming error [that] caus[es] a glitch during fail-safe operation.” The report warns that “unintended movement of an unoccupied vehicle could increase the risk of a crash and injury to bystanders.”
Hyundai Sonata – Fuel Tube (Safety Recall No. 189)
- In February 2020, Hyundai Motors America recalled nearly 207,000 Hyundai Sonatas, including the 2013 and 2014 models. The recall was the result of a faulty hose that connects the low-pressure fuel pump with the direct-injection fuel pump. This defect could allow gasoline to leak increasing the risk of an engine compartment fire.
- According to Hyundai, “The fuel feed line connecting the low-pressure fuel pump to the direct injection fuel pump in the subject vehicles could develop a small crack over time due to ambient heat in the engine compartment. A damaged fuel line could allow fuel to leak increasing the risk of an engine compartment fire.” NHTSA’s Recall Report confirmed Hyundai’s report and added that “occupants might detect a fuel smell associated with [the] condition.”
Hyundai Elantra – ABS Module (Safety Recall No. 188)
- In February 2020, Hyundai Motors America recalled nearly 430,000 Hyundai Elantras and Hyundai Elantra Tourings, including 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, and 2011 models. The recall was the result of a faulty ABS module that could short circuit and cause a fire, posing a serious risk to owners.
- According to Hyundai, “If moisture enters the electrical circuit of the ABS module a short circuit could develop. If a short circuit occurs inside the ABS module, there could be an increased risk of an engine compartment fire, even when the car is turned off, increasing the risk of injury.” NHTSA’s Recall Report confirmed Hyundai’s report and was unable to identify any warning of the malfunction, meaning that an engine compartment fire could occur at any point, without warning.
Hyundai Sonata and Santa Fe Sport – High-Pressure Fuel Tube (Safety Recall No. 180)
- In December 2018, Hyundai Motors America recalled nearly 100,000 Hyundai Sonatas and Santa Fe Sports, including 2011, 2012, 2013 and 2014 models. The recall was the result of possible damage to the high-pressure fuel pipe that occurred during a previous recall related to an engine replacement. This error could cause fuel to leak and increases the risk of fire.
- According to Hyundai, “the high-pressure fuel pipe may have been damaged, misaligned, or improperly torqued during the engine replacement procedure, allowing fuel to leak” NHTSA’s Recall Report added that “leaking fuel could increase the risk of an engine compartment fire” and that the danger might be detected by a “fuel smell”
At Wirtz Law APC, we are dedicated to protecting consumers from large automakers like Hyundai. Officially operating in the United States as the Hyundai Motor Company, the company is headquartered in Seoul, South Korea.
Hyundai Motor America is a subsidiary of the Hyundai Motor Group along with Kia Motors and Genesis Motors. Founded in 1967, Hyundai has more than 50 years of car manufacturing experience. First established as an engineering and construction company, Hyundai has quickly grown to produce more than 5 million vehicles a year with annual revenues of nearly $106 trillion. Hyundai’s production capacity and ability to make a profit are impressive. Unfortunately, with increased production comes increased opportunity for defects.
“America’s Best Warranty”
Although Hyundai claims to have “America’s Best Warranty” at 10 years/ 100,000 miles, the company’s advertising paints an unrealistic picture. Hyundai drivers are often faced with significant (and unexpected) out-of-pocket costs for repairs that are “not covered” under Hyundai’s famous warranty. Equally frustrating, many consumers suffer the headache of returning to Hyundai’s dealerships time and time again due to persistent problems that are never resolved. Despite Hyundai’s impressive marketing, the company and its vehicles are far from perfect.
I think I have a lemon. What do I do now?
Under California’s Lemon Law, if you’ve given an automaker a “reasonable number of attempts” to repair your vehicle but the problems persist, your car might qualify for repurchase or replacement.
Big automakers like Hyundai often try to muddy the water and re-define the analysis of Lemon Law qualification to their benefit – which is why consumers should never fight the big automakers alone! Generally speaking, as few as two (2) repair opportunities can be enough for your car to qualify. Don’t rely on Hyundai’s evaluation of your repair history, contact the professionals at Wirtz Law today.
How Wirtz Law Can Help
Over the past 6 years, Wirtz Law has recovered more than$26,400,000 for clients like you. On average, Wirtz Law APC fights for its clients in ten jury trials a year and settles many more cases at all stages of the litigation. We consistently recover more than just a buyback for our clients, recovering both actual damages and civil penalties against the automakers and distributors. We are the firm other lawyers hire when it’s time to go to trial, and consumers hire when they want their case handled right. We are ready to fight for your rights, today!
If you have a lemon, call 1(833) 4MY – LEMON to speak with a Hyundai lemon law attorney about your case for free.
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