America's Worst Warranty

Don't buy a new Hyundai. That's our advice.

That new Hyundai comes with an ugly surprise buried away in the fine print of your glove box manuals. If you buy their new car, you give up your Constitutional rights. No kidding! If your new Hyundai turns out to be a lemon, you may not be able to go to court to make them take it back.

The new Hyundai warranty manual contains a binding arbitration clause. Under the new vehicle limited warranty section, there is a section that takes away your state's implied warranty rights and a binding arbitration provision. The arbitration clause says that all warranty claims, including claims related to the refund or partial refund of your vehicle purchase price can only be decided by private arbitration through the NAF or American Arbitration Association. Those are a couple of private companies who take money from big business and then agree to decide who is right when a consumer thinks they bought a lemon.

Let's see if you got that right. Hyundai pays them money to decide if Hyundai should have to buy back your car or pay you money for the trouble you had with it. Gee, do you wonder which side the arbitrator will lean toward? Well, I don't.

We've talked about this before and how these private arbitration companies have a lucrative deal going for themselves and how consumers can easily get ripped off by these things.

Well, Hyundai must have figured it out too. America's best warranty plan? NOT.

What can you do?

First, don't buy a Hyundai. Hit them where it hurts.

Second, if you did buy one, immediately write a letter or send Hyundai an email that says "I hereby revoke any consent to arbitration. If I have a problem, I want my court rights." And send the letter by certified mail, return receipt requested. After all, you have to be able to prove you sent it or they can say they never got it.

Third, write you state governor, your Congressional representative, and your US Senator and tell them that you want them to make it illegal for companies to put an arbitration clause in their warranty. You have to make it illegal.

And the next time you hear someone say they are thinking of buying a Hyundai, stop them. After all, friends don't let friends buy a Hyundai. You shouldn't have to give up your legal rights just to buy a car. It's downright unAmerican.

If you've got a lemon, don't put up with it. Complain, complain and complain. Then email or call us, 1-888-331-6422 Toll Free.

Getting rid of lemons is what we do. We help consumers every day to get rid of their lemon cars and trucks and motorhomes. Why? Because life is too short to put up with a bad car.

Burdge Law Office
Helping Consumers Protect Themselves Since 1978