5 Hyundai Car Models That Have Been Recalled in 2022

Hyundai is one of the most reliable car brands on the market. However, even the most reliable brands can have recalls. Hyundai has had several recalls in recent years, and 2022 is no different.

If you own an affected Hyundai, you should be able to get mechanical issues repaired free of charge. Yet sometimes, a recalled vehicle may be beyond repair.

In that case, you may be able to seek reimbursement from Hyundai through California lemon law. The lemon law is a state-level consumer protection law that exists to help people who have purchased defective vehicles.

The California Lemon Law

In order to qualify as a lemon in California, a vehicle must: 

  • Be covered under the manufacturer or dealer warranty when the defect or nonconformity was first reported; and
  • Have one or more defects/nonconformities that substantially impair the vehicle’s use, value, or safety; and
  • Have been subjected to a reasonable number of repair attempts by a manufacturer-certified facility to fix the defect or nonconformity; or
  • Have been out of service for repairs on one or more defects/nonconformities for at least 30 days; and
  • The defect or nonconformity must not have been caused by driver abuse or neglect.

If your Hyundai meets these qualifications, you may be eligible for a refund, replacement car, or other compensation – regardless of whether the vehicle has been recalled. 

So, what are some of Hyundai’s latest recalls? Here are five you should know about:  

Hyundai Palisade: Windshield Wiper Failure

 One of Hyundai’s latest recalls involves about 123,000 models of the 2020-2021 Palisades. The recall was issued due to a problem with the windshield wiper motor.

According to Hyundai, the wipers could stop working, especially if snow or ice is on the windshield. This is obviously a very serious safety issue, as it could make it impossible to see while driving in poor weather conditions.

If your vehicle is affected by this recall, you should take it to a dealer as soon as possible to have the wiper motor repaired. Hyundai should rectify the issue at no cost to you.

 However, Hyundai is still investigating the root cause of the problem, and until then, their repairs may not be permanent. If your wipers fail again after being repaired, you may be eligible for a refund or replacement under California lemon law. Consult a local lemon law attorney to learn more about your legal options.

2022 IONIQ 5: Hyundai Car Recalls for Rollaway Incidents

Earlier this year, Hyundai also announced a recall for certain 2022 IONIQ 5 vehicles. In affected vehicles, the problem is a software error in the shifter control unit. This could cause the car to roll away, even when it’s parked.

So far, there have been no reports of injuries or accidents related to this problem in the United States. However, it’s still a serious safety issue that needs to be addressed. If your IONIQ 5 is affected by this recall, you should take it to a dealer as soon as possible to have the software updated.

Your car may qualify as a lemon if the problem persists after the software update. However, you’ll need to give Hyundai a reasonable amount of repair attempts before filing a California lemon law claim.

Hyundai Venue: Pretensioners Recall

Another one of Hyundai’s latest recalls involves over 72,000 Venue SUVs. The recall was issued because the front seat belt pretensioners may be at risk of exploding.

Pretensioners are designed to tighten the seatbelt in the event of a crash. However, in affected vehicles, the pretensioners may be defective and could explode when deployed. This could cause serious injuries. In fact, one driver was reportedly injured by shrapnel from this exploding part.

If your vehicle is included in this recall, you should take it to a dealer as soon as possible to have the pretensions repaired or replaced. As with the other new Hyundai recalls, they will correct the problem at no cost to you.

Hyundai IONIQ Hybrid Fire Recalls

Hyundai has also issued a recall for the now-discontinued IONIQ Hybrid. This new Hyundai recall is for over 10,000 vehicles from the 2017-2018 model year.

The issue lies in the Hyundai IONIQ’s power relay assemblies located under the rear seats. In affected vehicles, the relays may overheat and catch fire. This is a safety risk for not only you and your passengers but also anyone in the vicinity of the car if it catches fire.

 Contact a California lemon law attorney if you own an IONIQ hybrid that has caught fire after several recall repair attempts. They’ll be able to help you determine if you’re entitled to a refund or replacement.

Nexo SUVs: Hyundai Car Recalls for Hydrogen Leaks

The last of Hyundai’s latest recalls are for the 2019 Nexo SUVs. Vehicles included in the recall may have faulty hydrogen fuel line connectors. This could cause a fuel leak, which poses a fire risk.

If you own a 2019 Nexo, keep an eye out for notifications from Hyundai about this recall. In the meantime, you can check to see if your vehicle is affected by this recall by visiting Hyundai’s website.

Again, don’t settle for a temporary if your vehicle is affected by this recall. If the problem persists after the repairs, you may be entitled to a refund or replacement under California lemon law.

Need a California Lemon Law Attorney?

If you’ve been dealing with chronic problems in your Hyundai, you may be eligible for benefits under California lemon law. An experienced lemon law attorney will be able to tell you if your car qualifies and help you get the compensation you deserve.

 At Cline APC, we specialize in representing consumers with defective vehicles. We’ve helped countless drivers get the compensation they deserve under California lemon law. Our team is ready to help you, too.

Contact us today for a free, no-obligation consultation with one of our experienced lemon law attorneys. We’ll review your case and let you know what options are available to you. Call 888-982-6915, send an email to info@clineapc.com, or fill out a free case evaluation.

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