If you’ve purchased a new car in the last couple of years, you may have been one of tens of millions to be hit with the unfortunate news of a Takata recall that affected the tires of many different makes and models of popular vehicles. If you’re planning to purchase a new car soon, the idea of doing so with these recent events in mind might be a difficult pill to swallow–especially if you have not purchased a vehicle before. Staying informed is the best way to combat this type of stress, so here are some common Hyundai recalls and defects that you might not have heard about. ,/p>
A recall of the 2017 Hyundai Tucson and 2017 Santa Fe models was ordered as the result of a defective trailer hitch on affected vehicles. An accessory on these vehicles that used a wiring harness could result in the brake lights lit up at all times. This can confuse motorists. Confused motorists tend to get in a greater number of accidents.
The 2016-2017 model Santa Fe vehicles also may have had an issue with the wiring of buckle harnesses in the front seats. If the seat height was changed, the mechanism responsible for this adjustment could damage the buckle harness. If a passenger does not buckle his or her seatbelt, then usually an audible warning will sound. This defect prevents that warning from occurring. A lemon is usually classified as any vehicle that breaks down a number of times within the first 12 months of 12,000 miles for the same reason. This malfunction can’t be the result of driver neglect or an accident incurred while on the road.
If you attempt to have a repair made–by the manufacturer–a number of times and the car is still malfunctioning, then you’ve got yourself a lemon. New programs in the United States aim to grant money in order to implement better methods of providing information on common recalls and defects to those who recently purchased vehicles, and this could increase the number of vehicles recalled even more–the numbers are already rising steadily. That said, vehicles are becoming more and more safe, and you have the right to ensure that yours is the same. If you’re suspicious that your car may be a lemon, then you should immediately get in touch with an attorney who is certified in lemon law. This is the best way to learn about the history of your vehicle and ensure that you’re protected.