Car of the Month – Hyundai Dual-Clutch Transmission Defects: Who is Entitled to Compensation?
Norman Taylor & Associates
November 14, 2019
What Hyundai Vehicles Are Affected?
Current and former owners and lessees of the following Hyundai vehicles equipped with dual-clutch transmissions may be entitled to a full buyback of their car due to dual-clutch transmission defects:
- Hyundai 2015-2017 Sonata Eco
- Hyundai 2016-2017 Tucson
- Hyundai 2016-2017 Veloster
What is the Problem with the Dual-Clutch?
A Hyundai class action lawsuit has alleged that dual-clutch transmission (DCT) has defects in the transmission control modules that cause the vehicles mentioned earlier above to stop moving. Consumers have also made the following complaints:
- Shifting problems
- Acceleration hesitation
- Loss of power
The above problems with the dual-clutch transmission can pose dangers to everyone on the road. If you have experienced issues with the dual-clutch transmission in your Hyundai vehicle and you’ve taken it back multiple times for repair without a resolution, you may be entitled to a buyback under lemon law. However, to be able to file a lemon law claim against Hyundai, you must opt-out of the class action settlement by December 26, 2019. Read on to learn more about your options and how to get compensation.
What Consumers Need to Do
While you may be entitled to be part of a class-action suit, it’s essential to understand the difference between a class action settlement and a lemon law claim to know why it may be beneficial to you to opt-out of the settlement.
Consulting a lemon law attorney can help you make an informed decision on what the best option will be for your situation. However, it’s critical to understand the difference between compensation from a class action suit as opposed to a lemon law claim:
Class Actions occur when there is a confirmed wide-spread issue with a particular car model. It typically involves one single plaintiff or small group of plaintiffs, that file the initial court proceeding, but they are representative of all consumers who have purchased the same model. Typically, class actions do not offer large sums of money for an individual consumer. However, if a consumer’s circumstances meet lemon law requirements, they can proceed to file a separate claim.
Lemon Law Claims
Consumers may be eligible to file a lemon law claim if they have made a reasonable number of attempts to have the vehicle defects repaired through an authorized dealership, but the problem persists. In a lemon law case, the consumer may be entitled to a full buyback of their car.
Why You Need a Lemon Law Attorney
Attempting to submit a class action claim against a car manufacturer on your own can be detrimental to your case. Lemon law is complicated, and not fully understanding how the process works can leave you vulnerable for mistakes — and mistakes can cost you the compensation that you deserve. Enlisting the help of an experienced lemon law attorney can make all the difference in the outcome of your claim.
Mr. Taylor wrote the book on Lemon Law. To find out if you are eligible to file a lemon law claim for your defective Hyundai Sonata Eco, Tucson, or Veloster, for the model years noted above, contact Norman Taylor & Associates today at (888) 449-7639 for your free case evaluation.