Full details of the warranty for Hyundai cars and SUVs sold in Australia – including time and distance limits, what you’re covered for, and what you aren’t.
If you’re buying a new Hyundai car or SUV in Australia, you’ll get a warranty with your purchase that means Hyundai will pay for the cost of any defects or faults that arise that you have not caused.
But what are you covered for? What isn’t included in the warranty? And how long does the warranty period apply for? Read on.
What you’ll find in this guide:
New Hyundai cars and SUVs sold in Australia come with a five year, unlimited kilometre warranty.
Hyundai were the first brand in Australia to introduce this type of warranty – but it isn’t the longest anymore. Sister brand Kia offers a seven year, unlimited kilometre warranty.
At a basic level, Hyundai’s warranty means that any defect of any component on the car manufactured or supplied by Hyundai that arises due to poor workmanship or poor materials will be rectified at Hyundai’s cost.
If the defect makes the car undriveable, the cost of transporting the car to the nearest authorised Hyundai dealer will also generally be covered under warranty.
Yes – any remaining time on the warranty on Hyundai cars and SUVs will transfer to new owners. For example, if you sell your Hyundai after three years, there will be two years of warranty coverage remaining for the second owner.
What do you have to do to retain the warranty?
Hyundai list actions you have to take to retain the validity of the warranty on your car:
Hyundai’s five year, unlimited kilometre warranty was once considered generous, but this period of coverage is now normal in the Australian car market.
Hyundai’s sister brand Kia offers a longer seven year warranty, also with unlimited kilometres.
However, the high voltage lithium-ion battery used to provide the vehicle with range is covered by a longer eight year, 160,000 kilometre warranty.
Yes. If you purchase Hyundai genuine accessories and they are fitted by an authorised Hyundai dealer, these accessories are covered under the remaining period of the warranty applying to the car.
Genuine Hyundai accessories and genuine Hyundai parts that are not fitted by an authorised Hyundai dealer are only covered by a 12 month warranty.
Yes. However, the period of coverage is limited.
If you use your new Hyundai for “commercial applications” – which Hyundai suggests includes use as a taxi, hire car, rental car, courier vehicle, security car, driving school car, tour vehicle, bus or emergency vehicle, the warranty period is limited to five years or 130,000 kilometres.
That’s unless it is a Hyundai iMax or iLoad van being used for those commercial applications – that vehicle enjoys coverage of five years or 160,000 kilometres.
The previous Hyundai Genesis, or the current Genesis models, are exempted from the commercial application limits if they are used as a hire car or limousine – meaning they get the full five year, unlimited kilometre warranty.
Hyundai’s five year, unlimited kilometre warranty applies to all models in the brand’s lineup, including:
Hyundai’s five year, unlimited kilometre warranty specifically includes, to the extent allowable by law, subject to various period limitations, “any component forming part of the original vehicle specification manufactured or supplied by Hyundai (except tyres and non-genuine accessories) which is found to be defective as a result of poor workmanship or materials during normal usage of the vehicle.”
Hyundai’s five year, unlimited kilometre warranty specifically excludes the following items:
The Hyundai warranty specifically excludes defects that arise because of the following situations:
Yes. Hyundai cover some parts according to different and separate warranties. These include:
Disclaimer: This information was obtained in January 2021 from the Hyundai Australia website. While all steps have been taken to ensure this information is accurate and current, we do not guarantee it. Chasing Cars accepts no liability for this information and recommends you obtain legal advice specific to your individual circumstances before entering into any contracts for the purchase of property or obtaining of finance.
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