Bannister Law announces its investigation of a potential claim against Hyundai for the losses for owners of the effected vehicles that are the subject of the safety recalls.
Following the release by the Department of Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Communications of a product Safety recall of Hyundai Tucson MY2015-2021 the dates they were available for sale were between 1 November 2014 – 30 November 2020
Australian consumer statutory guarantees require the all consumer products you supply must be safe and meet other consumer guarantees under the Australian Consumer Law (ACL)
This recall states;
“There is a risk of an engine compartment fire, even when the vehicle is turned off, as the circuit is constantly powered.”
“Affected vehicles need to be parked in an open space and away from flammable materials and structures, i.e. not in a garage.”
We believe this will cause many owners of the vehicles anxiety that they cant sleep calmly at night with their vehicle in the garage nor use it safely while driving.
Parking a vehicle (not in the garage) on the street will not always be permitted for many city dwellers nor feasible in a variety of circumstances which may result in additional expenses.
Further, not acting on this advice (not garaging) could effect insurance premiums of those owners as generally higher premiums are payable for street parked vehicles.
Similarly, not attending to the recall itself may invoke insurance exclusions for cover if reasonable precautions are not taken.
The cars’ defect revolves around the anti-lock brake system (ABS) modules or the hydraulic electronic control unit (HECU), sophisticated technological and mechanical safety features located under the hood.
The ABS modules and HECUs remained charged with an electrical current even when the car was not running. This, coupled with a defect that allows moisture to enter the electrified components, creates the risk of fires erupting.
Bannister Law is encouraging owners of Hyundai Tucson’s purchased between 1 November 2014 – 30 November 2020 to sign up.