Is the Hyundai Warranty Transferable?

March 4th, 2019 by

To back up their reputation for creating dependable vehicles, some Hyundai models come with Hyundai Assurance. While this is great news for new car buyers, used car buyers are left wondering, “Is the Hyundai warranty transferable?” The answer, yes, but with some conditions. If a vehicle is sold within the coverage period of its 10-Year/100,000-mile limited powertrain warranty coverage, the subsequent owner will receive the majority of the same protections for up to 5-years or 60,000 miles, whichever comes first.

Hyundai is known for offering “America’s Best Warranty.” Warranties provide cost assistance in the event mechanical problems (outside of maintenance) occur on a vehicle. A quick search on the web will yield several pages that have answers like these. Our goal is to provide answers to FAQs in one place.

Q: Is the Hyundai warranty transferrable?

A: This is a very common question. The answer is what is listed in the answer above. Once the original owner parts with the vehicle, the powertrain warranty drops to 5-year/60,000-miles from the original purchase date. The limited warranty remains at the coverage level. Hyundai will cover that vehicle under those time/mileage terms. You don’t need to take action to transfer the warranty – it stays with the VIN.

Example: if you are buying a 2-year old Hyundai with 40,000 miles on it. That vehicle’s powertrain warranty is 5-year/60,000-miles because you are not the original owner. This means for you – this vehicle will effectively have coverage for 3-year/20,000-miles.


Q: What does Hyundai’s new car, “America’s Best Warranty” cover?

A: There are several pieces to this warranty (such as roadside assistance), but core two components are:

  • 10-year/100,000-mile powertrain protection (for original owner)
  • 5-year/60,000-mile new vehicle limited warranty


Q: What is covered under powertrain?

A: This warranty covers repairs/replacement of select engine and transmission/transaxle components originally manufactured or installed by Hyundai that are defective under normal use and maintenance conditions. In general terms powertrain includes things like the engine, transmission, axels, driveshaft, and differential.


Q: What is covered under limited warranty?

A: This warranty covers repair/replacement of any component manufactured or installed by Hyundai that is defective under normal use and maintenance conditions. In general terms, limited covers things like radios. navigation, Bluetooth, paint, and air conditioning.


Q: What is the deal with original owner on powertrain warranty?

A: The 10-year/100,000-mile powertrain warranty applies to the original owner of the Hyundai vehicle. According to Hyundai, the original owner is defined as “the first retail purchaser of the vehicle who took delivery of the vehicle on its first date of use. Immediate family members are not included in this definition.” If the vehicle is sold, the powertrain warranty drops to 5-year/60,000-mile coverage. The limited warranty is unaffected by ownership changes. It is always 5-year/60,000-miles from the date of original purchase.


Q: To remain under my warranty, where should I service my Hyundai?

A: Again we will quote Hyundai’s website for this. “To ensure your vehicle will remain covered by America’s Best Warranty, we suggest going to your Hyundai dealership at the recommended intervals prescribed in the owner’s manual.”


Q: Can I add coverage to my warranty?

A: This depends on the current condition of your vehicle: Dealerships (Planet included) provide vehicle service contracts to extend the protection provided by Hyundai. This is available based on the mileage/age/condition of your vehicle.

Hyundai Warranty Transfer Benefits

While the Hyundai manufacturer warranty is an excellent benefit, it’s not the only reason this program is respected by shoppers in Westminster. Except where noted, all aspects of coverage apply to the Hyundai transfer warranty just as they did to the original. Here’s what you can expect from Hyundai Assurance:

  • 10-Year/100,000-Mile Powertrain Limited Warranty (Original Owner Only)
  • Lifetime Hybrid Battery Warranty (Original Owner Only)
  • 8-Year/80,000-Mile Federal Emission Defect and Performance Warranty
  • 7-Year/70,000-Mile California Emission Control Systems Warranty
  • 7-year/Unlimited-Mile Anti-Perforation Warranty
  • 5-Year/60,000-Mile New Vehicle Limited Warranty
  • 5-Year/Unlimited-Mile 24-Hour Roadside Assistance
  • 12-Month/12,000-Mile Replacement Parts and Accessories Limited Warranty

Parts and Service at Planet Hyundai

Keeping up with regularly scheduled maintenance helps ensure your warranty coverage will be valid for the full lifetime of the warranty. Hyundai recommends that you service your vehicle at a certified Hyundai dealer like Planet Hyundai. When you choose to service your vehicle at the Planet Hyundai service center, you will get:

  • Friendly customer service representatives
  • Genuine OEM Hyundai parts, protected by a 12-Month Warranty
  • Trained and certified technicians
  • Quick and accessible service center

Learn More About Hyundai Warranty Transfer With Planet Hyundai

So, is the Hyundai warranty transferable? Absolutely, but there are some caveats. To find out more about Hyundai Assurance, and how Hyundai compares to other brands like Kia, contact us today. Feel free to read up on Hyundai warranty coverage with our team at your leisure.

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