Jun 05, 2023
Hyundai Warranty Coverage Plans (2023)
Alex is a MarketWatch Guides team writer that covers automotive and personal finance topics. She’s worked as a content writer for over a dozen car dealerships across the U.S. and as a contributor to
Alex is a MarketWatch Guides team writer that covers automotive and personal finance topics. She’s worked as a content writer for over a dozen car dealerships across the U.S. and as a contributor to several major auto news websites.
Rashawn Mitchner is a MarketWatch Guides team editor with over 10 years of experience covering personal finance, loans, insurance and warranty topics.
The Hyundai warranty that comes with all new vehicles offers some of the longest protection in the automotive industry. That’s not only a selling point at the Hyundai dealership, but it also means new car owners could have fewer worries down the road compared to owners of other vehicles.
In this article, we at MarketWatch Guides team will do a point-by-point breakdown of the Hyundai warranty, talk about coverage terms and give our recommendations for some of the industry’s best-extended car warranties.
The MarketWatch Guides Team is committed to providing reliable information to help you make the best possible decision about a warranty for your vehicle. Because consumers rely on us to provide objective and accurate information, we created a comprehensive rating system to formulate our rankings of the best extended car warranty companies. We collected data on dozens of auto warranty providers to grade the companies on a wide range of ranking factors. After 500 hours of research, the end result was an overall rating for each provider, with the companies that scored the most points topping the list.
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Hyundai calls its coverage Hyundai Assurance and bills it as “America’s Best Warranty” for having the industry’s longest warranty period along with Kia, Genesis — Hyundai’s luxury division — and Mitsubishi.
When you purchase a new car from Hyundai, it comes with a Hyundai warranty package that acts as a guarantee that your vehicle is in proper working condition when you drive it off the lot. The main components of the Hyundai warranty are a 10-year/100,000-mile powertrain warranty and a 5-year/60,000-mile bumper-to-bumper warranty.
The powertrain limited warranty does outlast most competitors by a few years. The same is true for Hyundai’s bumper-to-bumper coverage. For example, the Toyota warranty and Ford warranty each only offer 3 years/36,000 miles of bumper-to-bumper coverage.
Each new Hyundai also comes with coverage beyond the Hyundai bumper-to-bumper warranty and powertrain limited warranty, including the California and federal emissions warranties and a 7-year/unlimited-mile anti-perforation warranty that covers body panels and body sheet metal.
If you experience a mechanical breakdown during the warranty period, Hyundai will repair or replace the parts at no cost to you. Here’s an overview of how long each part of the Hyundai warranty lasts:
The separate sections of the Hyundai warranty cover specific parts of the vehicle. Your Hyundai dealer should provide you with a warranty booklet that gives more details about your coverage, and you can also review specifics on the Hyundai website.
Here’s an in-depth breakdown of how the Hyundai warranty protects your vehicle:
Along with being exceptionally lengthy, the Hyundai new vehicle warranty offers limited coverage on a number of parts often left out of factory coverage, such as:
Besides peace of mind for repairs and replacement services, Hyundai’s factory warranty includes 5 years/unlimited miles of 24-hour roadside assistance. This can be useful if you’re locked out of your car or need towing services.
Even though Hyundai has one of the more comprehensive car warranties straight from the manufacturer, buying an Elantra doesn’t mean you’ll never have to pay for your own car repairs. These are a few items excluded from Hyundai warranty coverage:
The exclusions to the Hyundai bumper-to-bumper warranty are pretty standard across the industry. Motorists looking to replace their catalytic converters, gaskets or transaxles won’t have to worry, though, since those are all covered by the Hyundai bumper-to-bumper warranty.
Along with Hyundai warranty coverage for new vehicles, the manufacturer offers protection for some used cars. To become a certified pre-owned (CPO) Hyundai vehicle, a car must pass a 173-point inspection. Hyundais with CPO status retain their original 5-year/60,000-mile bumper-to-bumper coverage and 10-year/100,000-mile powertrain coverage.
Additional benefits of Hyundai’s CPO warranty include rental reimbursement and 10 years/unlimited miles of roadside assistance.
If you’re thinking about buying a newer Hyundai from a private seller, you should know the warranty is transferable but has some limitations. Secondary owners of 2012 to 2019 hybrids have the lifetime battery warranty reduced to 10 years/100,000 miles. Powertrain coverage also falls to just 5 years/60,000 miles.
Since the Hyundai warranty offers more longevity than many other brands’ coverage plans, it might be a while before you start thinking about prolonged protection. Still, an extended warranty can potentially save you from the costly repairs that become more likely as your vehicle gets older.
When extending your Hyundai bumper-to-bumper warranty, it’s smart to check out both manufacturer warranty options and third-party extended coverage companies.
If you’re thinking about buying an extended warranty, you should examine your personal finances, because an extended warranty is something that may be paid monthly. For many drivers, it boils down to whether you have the funds to pay an unexpected repair bill out of pocket.
Getting an extended warranty through the manufacturer may be a good option if your vehicle is still under its original Hyundai bumper-to-bumper warranty and if you’d rather head to the Hyundai dealership for covered repairs.
Your Hyundai vehicle’s reliability and how much you spend each year on repairs matter, too. In the 2022 J.D. Power U.S. Vehicle Dependability Study℠, Hyundai ranked seventh out of 33 automakers surveyed for reliability. During a 12-month survey period, Hyundai owners reported 101 mechanical issues per 100 vehicles, while the industry average was 121 issues.
When it comes to regular upkeep, the car repair estimation site RepairPal ballparks Hyundai’s yearly maintenance cost at $468, nearly $200 lower than the national average of $652. Here are some common repairs reported by Hyundai owners:
*According to RepairPal
Hyundai owners also commonly report seeing their check engine light turn on, which can be due to issues with multiple powertrain-related components.
Our team reached out to Hyundai for a comment on these issues but did not receive a response.
To extend Hyundai’s factory warranty with the manufacturer, you can choose between the Platinum, Gold and Powertrain Hyundai vehicle service contracts. While the Powertrain and Gold plans are low- and mid-tier plans, Platinum coverage is a true extension of the Hyundai bumper-to-bumper warranty. Here’s a breakdown of the three levels of extended warranty coverage you can choose from the manufacturer:
If you’re interested in lengthening your Hyundai warranty coverage, you can roll the added cost into your auto loan payments. However, going that route means paying interest on your extended coverage.
All Hyundai extended warranty plans are transferable to subsequent owners if you sell your vehicle before coverage expires. They also come with the following benefits:
Even though a dealership might offer you a great deal, independent warranty providers can also be a smart choice for extended protection. Reputable extended car warranty companies allow for more customer choice when it comes to coverage, and you can buy a warranty for a vehicle of any age — usually at cheaper prices than what a Hyundai dealer will try to sell you. The downside of independent warranty coverage is that you are not guaranteed the use of genuine Hyundai parts for repairs or factory-trained technicians.
Try looking into third-party alternatives if you drive an older Hyundai, live far from a dealership, or need greater flexibility on coverage and pricing. Reputable extended car warranty companies can protect your Hyundai for up to 250,000 miles and offer various payment plans.
It’s recommended that drivers looking to extend their Hyundai bumper-to-bumper warranty get free, personalized quotes from industry leaders like CarShield, Endurance and CARCHEX. All three providers have excellent plans that will protect your Hyundai for the long haul. The final price will differ based on the vehicle, coverage level, warranty length and provider you choose.
While Hyundai’s new car warranty offers the longest powertrain warranty in the industry, eventually the coverage runs out and could leave you paying hundreds of dollars for mechanical breakdowns. Hyundai’s extended warranty falls short of third-party providers, so we recommend getting at least three quotes from independent industry-leading aftermarket car warranty companies to find the coverage that suits your needs at the best price.
Below are common questions asked about Hyundai’s factory warranty:
Each new Hyundai comes with a 5-year/60,000-mile new vehicle limited warranty, also known as bumper-to-bumper coverage. Additionally, each new Hyundai comes with a 10-year/100,000-mile Hyundai powertrain warranty.
The Hyundai bumper-to-bumper warranty covers nearly all parts damaged due to defective Hyundai parts or factory workmanship issues. It excludes regularly scheduled maintenance and problems caused by normal wear and tear.
No, the Hyundai bumper-to-bumper warranty does not cover tires. It’s standard across the industry for automakers to direct customers to tire manufacturers for information on warranty coverage.
Yes, the Hyundai bumper-to-bumper warranty covers your vehicle’s battery for 3 years/36,000 miles. The hybrid battery warranty for new Hyundai vehicles lasts for 10 years/100,000 miles, though model years 2012 through 2019 receive lifetime battery coverage.
Because consumers rely on us to provide objective and accurate information, we created a comprehensive rating system to formulate our rankings of the best extended car warranty companies. We collected data on dozens of auto warranty providers to grade the companies on a wide range of ranking factors. The end result was an overall rating for each provider, with the companies that scored the most points topping the list.
Here are the factors our ratings take into account:
*Data accurate at time of publication.
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