The message boards and the 1-800-LEMON-LAW hotline are both buzzing with 2011 Hyundai Sonata drivers who are complaining about two major problems, both of which significantly affect the use, value and safety of the vehicle.
First, we are seeing a number of problems with the transmission in the limited edition Hyundai Sonata turbo engine models. We have seen issues where the car was banging into gear and the check engine light was coming on within the first 5,000 miles of ownership. Dealers are aware of the problem and it appears Hyundai is attempting to come up with a fix, but so far, they have been unsuccessful.
If your Hyundai Sonata is in the shop three or more times for transmission problems, or it is in service for an extended period of days, you could be entitled to significant remedy under State Lemon Laws and/or Federal Warranty Laws. Contact us either by email or call us at 1-800-LEMON-LAW, and we would be glad to discuss your situation and how we can help. Of course, if we can help, it’s completely free to you.
The second issue we are seeing with the Hyundai Sonatas involves the tires. We have been accepting numerous cases where the car is pulling the right or left, significantly affecting the alignment. In one recent claim, the alignment expert came to the dealership and told the consumer there was nothing they could do for the problem. Once we were involved, Hyundai agreed to repurchase the vehicle under the New Jersey Lemon Law. If you are back in the shop repeatedly for your alignment issue on your Hyundai Sonata, make sure you call us at 1-800-LEMON-LAW.
And always remember be it for the transmission, the tires or any problem, even if they cannot fix the problem, make sure the dealer always provides service invoices to illustrate you are bringing the matter to their attention. These invoices can make or break a Lemon Law or Breach of Warranty claim.