When you buy a new vehicle from Hyundai Motor America, it comes with a basic factory warranty that covers problems that can occur during the life of the warranty. Hyundai’s factory warranty, called Hyundai Assurance, is better than standard in terms of its length, particularly its powertrain coverage. If you’re considering a new Hyundai, check out some of the details on what the automaker calls “America’s Best Warranty.”
What is included
Hyundai’s New Vehicle Limited Warranty, which includes bumper-to-bumper and powertrain coverage, provides for repairs or replacement of any automaker-made or installed components that are defective in material or factory workmanship .
As is common with many automakers, Hyundai includes additional time and mileage limits for the powertrain warranty.
Bumper to bumper
The bumper-to-bumper warranty covers Hyundai vehicles for up to five years or 60,000 miles, whatever comes first. It is intended to protect almost everything from the body to the electrical systems.
Hyundai’s bumper-to-bumper warranty coverage is slightly better than the industry standard, which is three years and 36,000 miles. The automaker provides an extra 24,0000 miles of protection should you need it.
However, there are some restrictions on some Hyundai parts:
- Air conditioning refrigerant charge: one year, unlimited miles
- Paint: three years or 36,000 miles
- Drums: three years, unlimited miles (100 percent coverage for two years, unlimited miles; after two years and within three years, 25 percent of the battery cost and 100 percent of the labor cost is covered)
- Radio and audio systems, including compact disc player, DVD player, navigation system, and Bluetooth: three years or 36,000 miles
- Use items such as belts, brake pads and linings, clutch linings, filters, wiper blades, bulbs, fuses: a year or 12,000 miles
- Settings: a year or 12,000 miles
the 10 years, 100,000 miles Powertrain protection covers the repair or replacement of powertrain components, which includes select engine and transmission / transmission parts. This coverage lasts much longer than bumper-to-bumper coverage. However, it applies to the original owner for the 2004 model year and newer vehicles only. Models from previous years have different restrictions.
Subsequent owners (even if transferring the vehicle to immediate family members) have powertrain component coverage under the five years, 60,000 miles New Vehicle Limited Warranty. Vehicles for commercial use, such as taxis and road delivery or delivery service vehicles are not included.
One advantage Hyundai offers is its 24-hour roadside assistance. It is available for five years or unlimited miles. Assistance can be transferred to a new owner and covers towing for inoperable disabilities, including accidents, as well as battery starts, flat tire changes, lockups, and refueling.
The automaker offers a lifetime hybrid battery warranty on all new hybrid models. If the lithium ion polymer battery fails, Hyundai will replace the battery and cover the costs of recycling the old battery free of charge. However, this only applies to the original owner. Subsequent owners receive a 10 years or 100,000 miles warranty from the original sale date of the new vehicle.
Hyundai also covers the corrosion of the original Hyundai sheet metal for seven years, unlimited mileage. Hyundai will replace or repair rust holes in the body panel, but not surface corrosion through this drilling coverage.
The automaker also includes a one year / 12,000 miles Spare parts and accessories limited warranty covers the replacement of any genuine Hyundai spare part.
If you have a federal emission defect, Hyundai eight years, 80,000 miles the federal emissions and performance warranty covers it. This includes the main emission control components such as the catalytic converter, the engine control module, and the on-board emission diagnostic device.
Other parts of the EPA Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) emissions warranty are covered by five…