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    If problems in your Hyundai vehicle won’t go away, you may have a defective vehicle on your hands.

    These faulty vehicles, also known as “lemons,” have defects that affect their use, safety or value. Those who own or lease these vehicles often find that their vehicles have problems that cannot be resolved even after numerous visits to a licensed dealership or authorized repair facility. The California Lemon Law states that if the dealership or repair facility cannot fix the vehicle with a “reasonable number of attempts,” the vehicle is considered a “lemon.”

    If you suspect that your vehicle is a lemon, you may need to consult a lemon law attorney about your situation and any questions you may have.

    What can go wrong with my Hyundai vehicle?

    If your Hyundai vehicle experiences problems that negatively impact its use, safety or value, and those problems will not go away after a reasonable number of repair attempts, your Hyundai vehicle may be considered a “lemon.” Below are some common problems a Hyundai owner may encounter.

    Faulty Airbags

    Many Hyundai vehicles are equipped with ZF TRW airbags that a class action lawsuit alleges to be inherently defective. The ZF TRW airbags themselves allegedly resulted in eight deaths. The lawsuit alleges that Hyundai and the other defendants knew about the defects in these airbags for at least 10 years.

    The ZF TRW airbags allegedly fail to deploy during crashes, which means vehicle occupants have less protection against injury and death. Over 12 million vehicles equipped with ZF TRW airbags were included in an investigation by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

    Though Hyundai and other automakers issued recalls of vehicles with the faulty ZF TRW airbags, a lawsuit alleges that millions of vehicles are still on the road with faulty airbags. If you suspect that your Hyundai vehicle has a faulty airbag that may fail to deploy in a crash, consult a lemon law attorney about your legal options.

    Vehicle Fires

    Whether due to brake problems, faulty engines or unknown vehicle issues, Hyundai vehicles seem to be at an increased risk of bursting into flames.

    Hyundai recalled many different vehicle models due to an unusually high risk of vehicle fires. A few recalls attributed the fire risk to problems with anti-lock brake parts. Some vehicles experience engine fires after brake fluid leaks onto hydraulic control units. Still other Hyundai vehicles suffer short circuits in anti-lock brake circuit boards as a result of corrosion.

    Meanwhile, other recalls attributed vehicle fires to problems with the engines themselves; Hyundai vehicles equipped with Gamma, Nu and Theta II engines have been subject to numerous recalls for this reason.

    Hyundai and its subsidiary Kia will pay at least $137 million in fines and safety upgrades after the automaker was found to have delayed an important safety recall of 1.6 million vehicles that could burst into flames.

    If your Hyundai experiences any of these prominent issues, or if it experiences any set of problems that make it unsafe to drive, you may benefit from pursuing a California lemon law claim.

    What can I get from a California lemon law case?

    California residents who bought or leased vehicles from licensed California dealerships can pursue lemon law cases if their vehicles have repeated problems that couldn’t be fixed within a reasonable number of attempts.

    If your vehicle has a recurring problem that couldn’t be fixed despite multiple repair attempts, you may be eligible for one of the following awards under the California Lemon Law: cash compensation, a vehicle replacement or a lemon law buyback. A replacement vehicle has to be roughly similar to the model found to be a “lemon;” this typically means you will receive a vehicle of the same make and model.

    If you receive a lemon law buyback, you are refunded the full purchase price of your faulty vehicle, minus a deduction called a “mileage offset.” This deduction is determined by the number of “good miles” you got out of your vehicle before the defect first appeared.

    However, it is difficult to achieve the award you deserve without the help of experienced California lemon law attorneys.

    How Can Knight Law Group Help Me?

    You do not have to go through the lemon law process alone. Our California lemon law attorneys can help you get the legal outcome you deserve.

    Knight Law Group has helped thousands of California residents navigate the lemon law process and give them a fair fight against auto manufacturers who supplied these faulty vehicles. Our multilingual staff can answer any questions you may have about common vehicle defects and the California lemon law process. Should you choose us to represent you, we will provide you up-to-date information on your lemon law case.

    If you have any questions about your situation, common Hyundai defects or the California Lemon Law, fill out the form below or call us at 877-222-2222 for a free lemon law consultation in as little as five minutes.