Hyundai Under Fire For Falsely Advertising Its 2020 Ioniq Safety Features
Car manufacturer Hyundai is being sued in court for allegedly advertising its cars with non-existent features.
A class action lawsuit was filed in the United States (U.S.) District Court for the Central District of California in early November last year.
Officially known as Barnett v. Hyundai Motor America, the class action claims that Hyundai has conducted the act of falsely advertising its 2020 Hyundai Ioniq model.
Allegedly, the car company is marketing the 2020 Ioniq as a car that comes with safety features such as the Blind Spot and Rear Cross-Traffic Collision-Avoidance Assist systems.
Yet, the plaintiff to the case argues that the Ioniq only comes with warning systems instead.
Barnett narrates that he bought a Hyundai Ioniq car with a Monroney label that clearly states that the car model he purchased comes with the Blind Spot and Rear Cross-Traffic Collision-Avoidance Assist systems.
However, he received a letter from Hyundai stating that instead of the Assist systems, their Ioniq only comes with “Warning” systems in place.
Barnett continues that he tried reaching out to the car dealership where he made the purchase as well as the official customer support lines of Hyundai to voice his concerns.
He was left with no form of relief; hence decided to file a class action lawsuit with similar consumers against Hyundai.
The Hyundai Ioniq Safety Features Class Action contends that the company has transgressed provisions of two California statutes, the California Business and Professions Code and the California Consumers Legal Remedies Act, along with the federal Magnuson-Moss Warranty Act.
The class action against Hyundai aims to form a class group that would represent both owners and lessees of certain 2020 Hyundai Ioniq vehicles.
What is the difference between Blind Spot and Rear Cross-Traffic Collision-Avoidance Assist and Blind Spot and Rear Cross-Traffic Collision-Avoidance Warning systems?
Who would have known that a single word would lead to a class action lawsuit being filed against Hyundai?
However, this plays a crucial role in how the case would go along with people’s perception of the brand.
The two systems mentioned above are entirely different from one another, yet they share something in common.
They are safety features that aim to lessen a car driver’s possibility of getting involved in an accident.
Hyundai’s Blind Spot and Rear Cross-Traffic Collision-Avoidance Warning system only warn drivers of other vehicles from incoming traffic and the car’s blind spots.
But with the Blind Spot and Rear Cross-Traffic Collision-Avoidance Assist system, not only does it do the former’s tasks, but it also automatically applies the brakes from the get-go to avoid an impending vehicular accident.
These are just a few of Hyundai’s feature offerings across its different models to entice customers to patronize their vehicle product.
About the company:
Hyundai Motor Company is ranked fourth in the 2020 World Light Vehicles ranking, with car sales of more than 6.5 million models sold last year.
A perfect example of a South Korean economic phenomenon known as the Miracle on the Han River, the company was established more than five decades ago and has expanded globally ever since.
The company owns and operates the world’s largest integrated automobile manufacturing plant in the South Korean city of Ulsan.
Hyundai models are sold by about 5,000 dealerships and showrooms all over the world.
Company site: Hyundai
Editor’s Note on Hyundai Ioniq Class Action Lawsuit:
This piece’s purpose is to inform you of the latest 2020 Hyundai Ioniq Safety Features Class Action.
The company allegedly mislead its customers by promising safety features that weren’t there in the car.
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