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Class Action Suit Filed Against Hyundai

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They may claim to have "America's Best Warranty," but those involved in a class-action lawsuit filed in California disagree. At issue is Hyundai's failure to replace or repair clutches in Tiburons that had low-mileage on them.

The suit covers 2003 Tiburon GTs that have six-speed manual transmissions and 2.7-liter engines. However, the suit may expand to include 2004 Tiburons also.

Owners whose car suffered clutch failure were denied warranty coverage on the basis that the clutch is a "regular wear item." They were also told that the problem was likely due to driver error. Repairs for this problem could cost as much as $2000, despite Hyundai boasting a 10-year/100,000-mile powertrain warranty. Many of the clutches failed before the cars reached 30,000 miles.

In March, 2004, Hyundai released a Technical Service Bulletin to its dealerships advising them of a problem with deformed clutches. However, when owners brought their cars into the dealerships, they were told the repair would not be covered by the warranty.

Hyundai faced class action lawsuits in 2004 when it was discovered the company had overstated the horse-power in some of its vehicles. In some cases, the horse-power was off by 10 or 11. Vehicles affected by the exaggeration include some models of the Tiburon, Santa Fe, and Sonata. Hyundai denied that the mistakes were on purpose, blaming them instead on "disorganization." As a result, Hyundai compensated consumers who bought vehicles with more than 4% discrepancy.

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Hyundai Tiburon Resources

If you or someone you know has been affected by a defective Hyundai Tiburon with a 2.7 liter engine, and have had your clutch fail prematurely, complete a
[Hyundai Tiburon clutch] form to have your case evaluated at no charge by a lawyer.

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so o got a 2011 Santa fe AWD about 9 months ago.. with in 2 months my truck has been taking off the road because of a coupler my breaks seized and my engine almost caught fite.. now the place we bought it from got shut down because of some illegal things and now we are stuck still paying 31000.00 and only drove it 2 maybe 3 months max. and no one can help me.. anyone else has that problem ? I started reading and alot of others have had that problem. still yet they have not fixed or even tried to help.. now in Canada not to sure about lemon laws.. and everywhere i have tried no one would help us.. this is my first veichel and I will never buy another Santa fe again

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I am a hard working low income person, that bought this car due to, because i travel almost 1 hr in and 1 hr back to work. I was told it would get 40 miles to the gallon when i bought it and i am getting 34 miles. They are making it very diffcult for me to get a reabursement on my gas milage. The service is very bad. I tot,aly regret getting into this car. I bought a ford yrs back and was very pleased with the service.Please help me.

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"I purchased a new 2012 Hyundai Accent this year and specifically made the decision to purchase this vehicle due to the advertised 40 MPG."

My sentiments exactly. I like my car, but I think taking a grand or two off what I paid for the car is in order. I have never sued anyone and I don't want to start now, but the $86 I've been offered by Hyundai is a joke.

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I purchased a new 2012 Hyundai Accent this year and specifically made the decision to purchase this vehicle due to the advertised 40 MPG. I drive approximately 100 mi round trip x 5 times every week and currently have 31K+ miles on the car.

I am very upset after receiving a Hyundai Motor America letter I received yesterday admitting "the fuel economy on your vehicle was misstated due to errors in our test procedures." I would never have purchased this vehicle had it not been for this 40MPG label.

I knew that I should have bought an "Made In America car", like Ford Fiesta or Focus & feel that I have been misled by their false advertisement. This corporation should have known better, as I relied on their advertised MPG and want to bring law suite vs Hyundai Motor America, due to this fact.

I have the letter, if needed, so please advise on next course of action.

Thanks!

Bill

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I lease a 2011 Hundai Sonata. Sales people swore by the
42 miles per gallon. I have yet to reach 25 miles per gallon.
It is fraudulent how they sell on false promises. Would like
to know if a class action suit is in Florida.

Thanks.

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I think someone needs to file a Class Action Lawsuit against them period for not Honoring their Warranties!!!

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2004 Tiburon 48,000 miles clutch plate problems, car bang and jerks from 2nd to 3rd.

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