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Hyundai Ioniq, Genesis Electric SUVs Called Back

» Posted March 29, 2024Resources | Share This Post

Hyundai is calling back about 1,200 Ioniq and Genesis sport utility vehicles over a serious defect that poses serious safety risks.

The vehicles’ driveshafts could break, Hyundai recently told the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. That could cause the cars to lose power suddenly and unexpectedly.

The “vehicles contain rear inner driveshafts that could fracture due to improper heat treatment,” Hyundai said in a defect notice filed with NHTSA. “A fractured inner driveshaft could result in a sudden loss of motive power while driving.”

That is a real problem. “A sudden loss of motive power while driving could increase the risk of a crash,” the automaker added.

The recall covers certain Hyundai Ioniq 5 and Ioniq 6 SUVs from model year 2023, as well as 2023 Genesis GV60 vehicles.

Hyundai told NHTSA it planned to alert owners of recalled cars by mail by the end of March. Car owners can also check the NHTSA website to see if their vehicles have been called back.

The company is asking owners of recalled cars to bring their vehicles to authorized service providers for inspection and to have drivershats replaced.

Other Hyundai Safety Issues

This is not the only safety problem for Hyundai and people who drive its cars.

Millions of recalled Hyundai and Kia vehicles are still on the road, despite serious fire risks, according to The Associated Press. Many of those cars - which the company says should be parked outside, even when turned off - may not be repaired for several months.

The company has recalled some 3.4 million vehicles as a result of the fire risks, which it said stems from leaking brake fluid.

The fire recall covers a range of Hyundai models from 2010 through 2015, including the Accent, Elantra and Tucson. Kia models from 2010 through 2019, including the Cadenza, Optima and Sorento, are also covered.

How California's Lemon Law Works

Fortunately, Hyundai and other car owners in California have some valuable rights and protections under the state’s lemon law. You do not need to wait around for your vehicles to be recalled in order to get them fixed.

The lemon law requires Hyundai and other auto manufacturers to perform various repairs on vehicles while they are under warranty. It also forces carmakers to buy back - or replace, in some situations - vehicles that they are unable or not willing to fix. That includes covering the purchase price and financing costs, along with other related expenses.

There is no set number of repair requests or attempts that must be made before the buyback or replacement obligation kicks in. An experienced California lemon law attorney can help you understand your rights and explore your options.

How Our California Lemon Lawyers Can Help

At Bickel Sannipoli, our California lemon law attorneys have assisted hundreds of clients across the state stuck with defective or malfunctioning vehicles. 

We are conveniently located in Los Angeles, San Diego and San Francisco. Call us at (888) 800-1983 or contact us online to speak with a California lemon law attorney today.

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Posted By: Rob Sanders