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Warranty question - track coverage?

BadShadd

Well-Known Member
#1
Howdy all - I'm a i30N driver, but was curious to know if the VN comes with a track warranty like our European cars have. I previously was interested in the VN, but didn't want to pay import / VAT mark-ups of 42%.
 
#8
I emailed Hyundai USA to ask about this since I saw Hyundai Australia and UK have the 5 year track warranty. Here's the reply:

"Thank you for contacting Hyundai Motor America. We appreciate the opportunity to hear from our customers and are sorry to hear of the warranty confusion. However, we are happy to provide an update to you.

The response was that we cannot advise that we have or are planning to get a "track friendly warranty. "That taking it onto a track and running it higher than the recommended MPH would be considered excessive under the warranty as it is now."

Not sure what the recommended MPH is...wouldn't it be the limited 155mph? Regardless, unless you are actually racing, most track days are sold as HPDE events. I called my insurance, Wawanesa, and was told that racing won't be covered if there is an issue, but any driver's education is. In the end, I'd assume this is a gray area and it's best to not go out of your way to say some issue happened at the track. If asked about excessive wear, make sure to mention it was during driver's ED.
 

BadShadd

Well-Known Member
#9
Driver's Ed sounds right to me - knowing the limits on the N / VN is definitely useful. I'm getting older so I need regular refreshers.
 
#10
I emailed Hyundai USA to ask about this since I saw Hyundai Australia and UK have the 5 year track warranty. Here's the reply:

"Thank you for contacting Hyundai Motor America. We appreciate the opportunity to hear from our customers and are sorry to hear of the warranty confusion. However, we are happy to provide an update to you.

The response was that we cannot advise that we have or are planning to get a "track friendly warranty. "That taking it onto a track and running it higher than the recommended MPH would be considered excessive under the warranty as it is now."

Not sure what the recommended MPH is...wouldn't it be the limited 155mph? Regardless, unless you are actually racing, most track days are sold as HPDE events. I called my insurance, Wawanesa, and was told that racing won't be covered if there is an issue, but any driver's education is. In the end, I'd assume this is a gray area and it's best to not go out of your way to say some issue happened at the track. If asked about excessive wear, make sure to mention it was during driver's ED.
Typical Hyundai USA Response! This is Hyundai's stance on the Veloster N. It's a purpose built track car and they won't allow it to be tracked? I give!!:rolleyes:
 

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