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March 17, 2022
When you buy a new or Certified Pre-Owned Hyundai, you always want some sort of guarantee that, should anything go wrong soon after purchasing it, you'll be covered.
Luckily, every new (or CPO) car comes with some type of warranty, usually with multiple options to choose from.
Here's what coverage you can expect from your Hyundai Manufacturer Warranty and what options you have to get even more coverage.
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Hyundai's standard factory warranty (which they refer to as "America's Best Warranty") includes a bumper-to-bumper warranty that's good for 5 years or 60,000 miles, whichever comes first.
Recognized as one of the best car manufacturer warranties available today, the standard Hyundai warranty comes with a 10 year or 100,000-mile powertrain warranty.
You will also get additional perks like 24-hour roadside assistance for 5 years (and unlimited miles) plus a 7-year anti-perforation warranty.
Hyundai's New Vehicle Limited Warranty offers replacement or repair of all original Hyundai parts for 5 years or 60,000 miles, provided that you maintain proper care of the vehicle.
However, this warranty does not cover any repairs caused by poor maintenance, vandalism, or misuse of the vehicle or its parts.
The powertrain warranty offered by Hyundai covers the transaxle components, the engine, front and rear axle shafts, and the transmission, as well as all gaskets and seals related to the powertrain for 10 years or 100,000 miles.
This makes it the longest powertrain warranty available (tied with Genisis).
Hyundai even offers coverage to Certified Pre-Owned (CPO) vehicle buyers.
Their CPO warranty includes the same 10-year/100,000-mile powertrain warranty and the 5-year/60,000-mile bumper-to-bumper warranty, the same warranty you would get when purchasing a brand new Hyundai.
You will also get 10 years/unlimited miles of roadside assistance and a 10-year/100,000-mile Hybrid/EV battery warranty.
Hyundai offers a 10-year/100,000-mile hybrid/electric battery & hybrid system components warranty.
Hyundai's Manufacturer Warranty includes an 8-year/80,000-mile Federal Emission Defect and Performance Warranty and a 7-year/70,000-mile California Emissions Control Systems Warranty.
For additional coverage, you have the option to extend your Hyundai warranty, called the Hyundai Protection Plan Vehicle Service Contract.
Three tiers of coverage are available under the extended warranty program: Powertrain, Gold, and Platinum.
All three tiers cover the cost of parts and labor, getting you off the hook for paying anything but your deductible when you go to the dealership for these repairs.
Let's look at the three tiers.
The powertrain warranty offered by Hyundai covers all major components of the powertrain, including the engine, transmission, and drive axle for 10-years/100,000 miles.
The Gold tier of the Hyundai extended warranty program includes 10 years/100,000 miles of coverage for the powertrain as well as shocks, front and rear suspension, fuel and electric systems, and climate control.
For maximum coverage, drivers should go for Hyundai's Platinum extended warranty. This comprehensive warranty offers 10 years/100,000 miles in coverage for everything included in the Gold tier in addition to brakes, steering, navigation, audio, and tech systems, as well as CV boots.
Hyundai warranties come with additional benefits, including:
Exact pricing on the Hyundai Extended Warranty isn't readily available online, but you can expect to pay an average of $350-$750 per year for extended coverage.
For example, if you opt for the 10-year/100,000 mile Gold or Platinum warranty, expect to pay a total of at least $3,500.
Hyundai's extended warranty doesn't cover normal wear items or after-market items such as:
Whether or not you decide to get the Hyundai Extended Warranty Program is entirely up to you and your needs.
When considering whether or not an extended warranty is worth it, take a few things into consideration. According to RepairPal, Hyundai ranks 4th out of the 32 car brands in the U.S. in terms of reliability, earning a 4.0 out of 5.0-star rating.
Compared to a national average of 0.4 visits to the mechanic per year, Hyundai owners report an annual average of 0.3, making them seem like a pretty dependable car manufacturer.
However, you can never be too careful when it comes to cars, especially when repairs can be so costly.
It is worth noting that Hyundai's extended warranty is one of the most comprehensive available on the market today.
If you're looking for an extended warranty, there are plenty of third-party options to consider outside of the manufacturer.
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Yes, you can cancel the Hyundai Extended Warranty within 60 days for a full refund. After those 60 days, you can cancel your warranty for a prorated refund.
If you decide to cancel your extended warranty, all you need to do is contact Hyundai. Make sure to get a copy of any pertinent cancellation paperwork to keep on file.
Though "secret" warranties used to be commonplace for certain parts that were known to be defective in certain makes of cars, that information is not made readily available anymore.
We couldn't find any information regarding secret warranties for Hyundai.
The basic Hyundai car warranty will expire after 5 years or 60,000 miles, so once that time is up, you have a few options, including:
Since you have to buy a Hyundai Extended Warranty before your current warranty ends, you will need to plan ahead and make a decision ASAP.
Here are the next steps:
None of Hyundai's warranties cover routine maintenance. However, failing to maintain the vehicle can result in damage that the manufacturer will not cover. That's why it's so important to follow their maintenance guidelines.
You can find details for your vehicle's maintenance recommendations on their owner's website here. Routine maintenance includes doing the following every 15,000 miles.
The basic Hyundai warranty lasts for 5 years or 60,000 miles, whichever comes first.
The Hyundai extended warranty can last up to 10 years or 100,000 miles.
No, Hyundai’s extended warranty does not cover maintenance. Unfortunately, there are no additional Hyundai benefits that cover routine maintenance.
If you want peace of mind that your Hyundai will be covered should the worst happen, getting one of Hyundai’s extended warranties may be worth it. However, you should also consider third-party warranties when making your decision.
Yes, you can transfer your Hyundai extended warranty.
Hyundai cars are relatively inexpensive to repair, costing $468 for maintenance and repair per year compared to the national average of $652 per year.
You can take your Hyundai to Hyundai dealerships for repairs under warranty.
Yes, you can choose to extend your Hyundai warranty 1,000 miles from the end of your manufacturer warranty.
Your Hyundai warranty will expire when you have driven your Hyundai 60,000 miles or 5 years, or 10 years/100,000 miles for extended warranty plans.
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