Salas, Michael v. Keyh, Inc. et al

Did you know that despite advertising a Hyundai Certified Pre-Owned (CPO) vehicle passes an “extensive 150-point mechanical and appearance inspection” to ensure it is “like new” and “high quality” Hyundai Motor America allows its authorized-dealerships, like Keyes Hyundai in Van Nuys, California, to sell previously-wrecked vehicles as Hyundai Certified? Neither did the Auto Fraud Legal Center’s client, Mr. Michael Salas. If he did, he never would have paid the premium price charged by Keyes Hyundai for a Hyundai Certified Pre-Owned vehicle.

After asking Keyes Hyundai if the Hyundai Certified 2013 Sonata had been in an accident, and being told no, Mr. Salas purchased the car. Days later, Mr. Salas found out the Sonata had been in an accident and was improperly repaired. When Mr. Salas confronted Keyes Hyundai, he was told Keyes had no way to know if the vehicle had ever been in an accident. This begs the questions: What is the point of the CPO inspection if it doesn’t uncover improperly repaired accident damage? And what did Mr. Salas receive in return for the thousands of extra dollars he paid for a Certified vehicle? Mr. Salas turned to the Auto Fraud Legal Center for help.

In Salas v. Keyh, Inc., et al, Los Angeles County Superior Case No. BC685056, we allege Keyes Hyundai knowingly failed to disclose the presence of accident damage, and that Hyundai Motor America’s Certified Pre-Owned (CPO) program is a sham designed to lull consumers into a false sense of security about the quality and condition of Hyundai Certified vehicles. The lawsuit demands Keyes Hyundai and/or Hyundai Motor America repurchase the vehicle for a full refund, pay punitive damages, and reimburse Ms. Salas’ attorney’s fees and costs.

Did a dealership lie to you about the accident history of a Certified Pre-Owned vehicle? Contact Kendra J. Woods at the Auto Fraud Legal Center for help!