So what your saying is the warranty is gone if ownership changes within the warranty period???
I got a 12 month warranty from the dealer but that period has passed.
Just out of curiosity, with all the nearly new/new cars being inported from the UK at the moment are those warranties non existent.
Update in fixing the ussue. Tried a different hyundai dealer today. Totally different attitude. Car going in next week for inspection no issue with warranty.
But unless you carried out all the 6 monthly oil quality maintenance checks, plus annual oil changes/services by a Main dealer, as its stated on the maintenance schedule; the new nicer Dealer will likely diagnose the same issue and charge full or perhaps a small discounted price-or maybe try to twist your arm to trade in against a newer model in his new 2019 stock. If you or previous owner did not follow the maintenance schedule closely, then the warranty is breached. Initially in 2014 when we bought our first Santa Fe I was very surprised at the 6 monthly oil quality inspections - But now I see why they are there. Wear of the timing chain prematurely due to lack of correct/sufficient oil is definitely not a warranty item I would think. It will be very hard if not impossible to prove that the timing chain was faulty from day one, unless there is a recall on them.
Unfortunately, If you win the argument - its a license for everybody to bypass the main dealers for servicing for cheaper indies, and would open up manufacturers to almost unlimited liability for their cars. In fact the warranties are very carefully worded to limit exposure in just this type of circumstances. And they have deeper pockets than punters when it comes to legal avenues.
Best of luck