Peeling Paint Lawsuit Dismissed

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A peeling paint lawsuit has been dismissed by a California district judge. Whether Hyundai knew the paint was defective was a question because the automaker said third-party websites talked about the problems, but customers weren't complaining directly to Hyundai. In other words, if customers don't complain directly to Hyundai, no one can prove the automaker had prior knowledge of alleged problems.

This is a terrible argument. Third party websites, like CarComplaints.com, are not only useful for venting. Complaint data is collected, compiled, and shared to other owners who might be having the same problem. Seeing how many others are facing a similar issue can be a catalyst for action.

Meanwhile, sending a complaint directly to an automaker can feel like firing a thought off into the void.

However, in her ruling, the judge left the door open for the plaintiffs to amend and refile their complaint.

So you’re telling me there’s a chance.

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Hyundai's Self-Peeling Paint

Hyundai’s self-healing paint is advertised to heal minor scratches using a chemical compound called scratch recovery clear. However, owners content over time that same compound allows the paint to come off in large sheets.

White paint is peeling to reveal the gray underbody just above the windshield.

Related Hyundai Generations

At least one model year in these 6 generations have a relationship to this story.

We track this because a generation is just a group of model years where very little changes from year-to-year. Chances are owners throughout these generation will want to know about this news. Click on a generation for more information.

  1. 3rd Generation Elantra

    Years
    2001–2006
    Reliability
    36th of 50
    PainRank
    6.9
    Complaints
    108
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  2. 4th Generation Elantra

    Years
    2007–2010
    Reliability
    43rd of 50
    PainRank
    15.63
    Complaints
    181
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  3. 5th Generation Elantra

    Years
    2011–2016
    Reliability
    49th of 50
    PainRank
    45.43
    Complaints
    937
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  4. 3rd Generation Santa Fe

    Years
    2013–2018
    Reliability
    46th of 50
    PainRank
    19.69
    Complaints
    270
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  5. 5th Generation Sonata

    Years
    2006–2010
    Reliability
    47th of 50
    PainRank
    19.96
    Complaints
    384
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  6. 6th Generation Sonata

    Years
    2011–2014
    Reliability
    50th of 50
    PainRank
    68.11
    Complaints
    1312
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