You may want to check again the terms of the lease. Usually, it is
pretty simple. Dealer does a check of the car for physical damage to
the glass and paint, you turn over the keys and you are on your way.
The inspection can be done at your home or office too.
Check out info here
Note that there is a printable tool so you can check for dings and see
if they are chargeable or not. 1/4" paint chips are OK.
Also, note that 1/8" tread left is OK too.
Good luck, I hope at least this goes smooth for you. As for the
electrical problems, if the dealer could not find then, they do not
exist and you are off the hook.
It is evident you got a lemon. I've not heard of anyone that had the
number of problems you had in a long time. What the dealer should
have done was taken back your car and replaced it with an identical
I understand your frustration as I had similar, but not nearly as bad
problems with a Buick. I won't touch a GM car again. I got fed up
with the car, gave it away (yes gave, not sold) and now I'm on my
Be sure to let us know how you ended the deal and what you got to
replace it with.
On Thursday, March 28, 2013 10:13:48 PM UTC-4, Ed Pawlowski wrote:
To be fair, it's not the dealer's responsibility to take the car back and absorb
the loss; that's Hyundai's responsibility. Not sure what the law and policy are
in the particular locale, but nearly every state has some sort of lemon law.
It /is/ the dealer's responsibility to cheerfully accept the car for service and
fix any defects within the warranty period.
On Sat, 30 Mar 2013 12:06:50 -0700 (PDT), hyundaitech
absorb the loss; that's Hyundai's responsibility. Not sure what the law and
policy are in the particular locale, but nearly every state has some sort of
OK, not the dealer, but things should be made right between the dealer
and the manufacturer. The dealer is the first contact with these
matters. . If the dealer cannot fix the problems, they should
intercede with Hyundai and make things right for the customer. They
did not. A factory rep did not show up either.
We only heard one side of the story, but it sounds like the dealer is
possibly of shady reputation when dealing with customers. I really
would have like to have seen the tires that the dealer said must be
replaced. Most any tire today would be in OK condition with 25k of
normal use, but I'm sure it does happen that they wear faster.
If the car is under warranty, the dealer has nothing to lose to make a
happy customer with no expense to the customer and minimal hassle.
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