Hyundai Named Most Reliable Manufacturer In CarMD's Annual Vehicle Health Index Report

  Hyundai Named Most Reliable Manufacturer In CarMD's Annual Vehicle Health
                                 Index Report

PR Newswire

COSTA MESA, Calif., Dec. 3, 2013

COSTA MESA, Calif., Dec. 3, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Hyundai beat out every
competitor to earn the distinction of "Most Reliable Manufacturer" in the 2013
CarMD® Vehicle Health Index™ Manufacturer & Vehicle Reliability Ranking.
Released today, the annual report provides a ranking of manufacturers and
vehicles with the lowest combined "check engine" repair incidents and costs.
The Index ranks the top 10 manufacturers, top 100 vehicles overall, top
vehicles by category and the most common repairs by make. After two
consecutive years of finishing second Hyundai overtook Toyota and drove to the
top of the list with its low repair frequency.


"The 2013 CarMD Vehicle Health Index Manufacturer and Vehicle Reliability
Ranking looked at data that applies to more than 119 million vehicles, so to
earn this ranking is no small feat," said Ieon C. Chen, CEO,
Corporation. "We commend Hyundai for its commitment to quality and to its
efforts to minimize vehicle operating costs."

Hyundai's 2013 Index rating was .80 with an average repair cost of $312.67,
the lowest Index rating of all parent manufactures studied and the second
lowest overall repair cost. This year's Index is based on more than 151,000
specific repairs performed on model year 2003 to 2013 vehicles from Oct. 1,
2012 to Sept. 30, 2013. The Index is determined by the manufacturers whose
vehicles had the fewest percentage of CarMD repair incidents combined with the
lowest cost per repair, per number of registered vehicles on the road. For
more information on CarMD including the complete index, visit

"Hyundai strives to provide our customers with a worry-free car ownership
experience by offering a lineup of vehicles that deliver on both quality and
reliability, backed by the most competitive protection program in the
business," said Erwin Raphael, director, Engineering and Quality, Hyundai
Motor America. "Earning the first place title in CarMD's Vehicle Health Index
Report proves that our recipe for combining high value vehicles with long-term
vehicle protection is a success."

In addition to vehicle reliability, Hyundai's Assurance program offers vehicle
owners a comprehensive suite of car care and protection services including a
5-year/60,000-mile fully transferable new vehicle limited warranty and a
10-year/100,000 powertrain limited warranty. Additionally, Hyundai's Assurance
Connected Care offers Blue Link equipped models with free automatic collision
notification, SOS emergency assistance, enhanced roadside assistance, monthly
vehicle diagnostics reports and maintenance alerts. These programs under the
Hyundai Assurance umbrella provide customers with peace of mind long after
they drive off the dealership lot.

About The CarMD Vehicle Health Index

The mission of Irvine, Calif.-based Corporation is to empower
consumers and the vehicle market by providing the tools and information needed
to make better-educated decisions about their vehicles' health and
maintenance. An ISO 9001:2008-certified company, CarMD's premier product is
the CarMD® Vehicle Health System™, a consumer system that helps drivers
monitor vehicle health and minimize related repair costs. The company has
built the largest, most up-to-date database of diagnostic trouble codes;
expert fixes and repair costs, which it uses to compile its annual CarMD®
Vehicle Health Index™ consumer information resource. It is the only Index to
offer a ranking of automotive manufacturers and vehicles with the lowest
combined "check engine"-related repair incidents and costs. The data for the
2013 CarMD® Vehicle Health Index™ Manufacturer & Vehicle Reliability Rankings
was procured from CarMD's network of thousands of certified automotive
technicians and database. For more information, including the complete Index,
methodology and archived data, visit Drivers can also
visit to see how their vehicle ranks and get a list of
common repairs by year, make and model.

Hyundai Motor America, headquartered in Costa Mesa, Calif., is a subsidiary of
Hyundai Motor Co. of Korea. Hyundai vehicles are distributed throughout the
United States by Hyundai Motor America and are sold and serviced through more
than 820 dealerships nationwide. All Hyundai vehicles sold in the U.S. are
covered by the Hyundai Assurance program, which includes the
5-year/60,000-mile fully transferable new vehicle limited warranty, Hyundai's
10-year/100,000-mile powertrain limited warranty, and five years of
complimentary Roadside Assistance. Hyundai Assurance includes Assurance
Connected Care that provides owners of Hyundai models equipped with the
Hyundai Blue Link telematics system with proactive safety and car care
services, complimentary for three years. These services include Automatic
Collision Notification, Enhanced Roadside Assistance, Vehicle Diagnostic
Alert, Monthly Vehicle Health Report and in-vehicle service scheduling.

For more details on Hyundai Assurance, please visit

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