In a recent development in the automotive industry, Hyundai Motor America and Kia America have issued a recall for certain vehicles due to a potential fire hazard.
This announcement is causing concerns among vehicle owners, leading to a closer examination of the risks involved and the potential solutions available to affected consumers under California’s Lemon Law.
Uncovering the fire risks
The recall impacts 3.3 million various models manufactured between 2012 and 2016. It is in response to reported instances of engine compartment fires. The affected vehicles share a common issue: defects in the Anti-lock Brake System control modules that could result in electrical shorts, heightening the risk of fire. The scale of the recall highlights the seriousness of the situation.
Understanding California’s Lemon Law
For California residents grappling with the implications of this extensive recall, the state’s Lemon Law could offer a potential resolution. The Lemon Law serves to protect consumers who buy or lease vehicles with significant defects that compromise their use, value or safety. Given the fire risk associated with the recalled Hyundai and Kia vehicles, affected owners may find relief in the provisions of the Lemon Law.
Steps for affected owners
If you own one of the recalled vehicles and suspect that it may qualify under the Lemon Law, it is important to promptly document all instances of defects or issues. Maintain a detailed record of repair attempts and communicate with the manufacturer.
The Hyundai and Kia recall, though concerning, sheds light on the importance of consumer protection measures such as California’s Lemon Law. It offers affected owners avenues to address issues stemming from the recall.