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Hyundai's Standard Warranty is Pretty Darn Good!

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On: Wed, May 12, 2010 at 9:33AM | By: Michael Jon Lazar

Hyundai's Standard Warranty is Pretty Darn Good!

The warranty that is being offered by Hyundai is rather impressive to say the least. In fact, the car company offers not only of the best auto warranties in the US, but in the entire world too! The major South Korean car making conglomerate recently even announced on its website that they have even upped the warranty levels on their newer models in all other countries, and not just the US. This newly added level of protection that the car company is offering to consumers on the international levels speaks mountains of how they feel about the quality, reliability and durability of their engineering. This also translates into the fact that the company is not trying to ‘cheap out’ by making cars that cost less money but are surrounded by a myriad of technical issues.

What it really means is that they are standing behind the performance of their engineering by offering consumers a real value and a brand that they can trust won’t crap out on them— say two years later on the side of the road while on the way to Las Vegas, and the cell phone has no reception to call roadside assistance with!

But the car maker has not stopped the buck at just upping an already confident US market, but they have decided to let the whole world in on their coveted warranty plan. On their website – Hyundaiusa.com – the company backs their global decision by stating, “In a move that is indicative of the confidence Hyundai Motor Company Korea has in its products, Hyundai has extended the standard manufacturer’s warranty it offers on all its passenger vehicles and the H100 Bakkie in South Africa, Namibia, Botswana and Swaziland. The standard 3 year or 100 000 km warranty has been increased to a staggering 5 year or 150 000km manufacturers warranty. This change is valid for all new passenger vehicles. This makes it the best manufacturer’s warranty in South Africa, and the first of its kind to be applied across an entire product range.”

The current US Hyundai warranty plan – according to their US website – comes with a standard “10-YEAR / 100,000-MILE POWERTRAIN PROTECTION,” as well as a “5-YEAR / 60,000-MILE NEW VEHICLE LIMITED WARRANTY.” The company further entices buyers with a, “5-YEAR / UNLIMITED MILES 24-HOUR ROADSIDE ASSISTANCE, 12-MONTH / 12,000-MILE REPLACEMENT PARTS AND ACCESSORY LIMITED WARRANTY, 8-YEAR / 80,000-MILE FEDERAL EMISSION AND PERFORMANCE WARRANTY and a 7-YEAR / 70,000-MILE CALIFORNIA EMISSION CONTROL SYSTEMS WARRANTY.”

You Can Extend the Warranty for Cheap
Add to the muster one more thing: You can add on some years onto the warranty for cheap. Like upping the 60,000 mile limited warranty to a 100,000 mile one. Of course, this will increase your monthly payments a tad bit. But what’s five bucks more per month for a few more years of peace mind? Money well spent!

First Ever Buyer’s Assurance Program
They also announced – in the US in light of troubling economic times – on many televised national commercials that now consumers have another option when buying a new Hyundai car. They have announced what they call the “Hyundai Assurance Plan” for all buyers. According to their US website, the coverages are actually rather impressive and include, “Coverage in case of involuntary unemployment, physical disability, loss of driver's license due to medical impairment, international employment transfer, self-employed personal bankruptcy and accidental death.” In so many words: you have two years that they offer to take back your car once you buy it, in the event that you go for broke during that timeframe!



jam | 10:40AM (Thu, Mar 17, 2011)

The 7year/100,000 mile power train warranty is only for the original owner. I bought a 2011 Sonata with 1850 miles on it and found after I bought the car that it isn't covered for the 7yr/100,000.


tonytlc | 9:21AM (Fri, Aug 10, 2012)

In my opinion (based on experience), the highly advertised and self-proclaimed "America's Best Warranty" endlessly touted by Hyundai and Kia is quite frankly a sham. Basically they make millions on this fictitious claim which has little or no merit base because they rarely ever pay out on it. Of course they will have you jump through hoops on maintenance records for even none maintenance failure. If ever you vehicle's engine prematurely fails they will deceive you with claims that the cause was not a "Drive Train" issue. For example, say at 7 years/78k miles an intake manifold butterfly valve falls off and into your engine and it blows... Ask them if that is covered under their "Best Warranty"?...
World Auto Group (DMV Facility ID#: 7096963), d/b/a Autoworld Kia, 2520 Hempstead Turnpike, East Meadow New York 11554, Tel.: 516-935-7449, autoworldkia@yahoo.com just handed me a $9,000 repair bill!
Bottom line. Stay with the "Good Guys".

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