Hyundai is recalling more than 137,000 SUVs to make sure the airbag assembly is installed correctly. The Chicago Tribune reports the recall affects Hyundai Tucson models built between January 3, 2011 and December 23, 2013. If you own an affected Tucson you can expect a letter from Hyundai sometime in June. You can also call Hyundai at 800-633-5151 or the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration at 888-327-4236 for more information. If your vehicle is recalled take it to a Hyundai dealer or visit Butler Hyundai for replacement parts. Follow the link to make an appointment with Butler Hyundai’s service department on line.
Hyundai’s recalling nearly 28,000 2009-2012 model year Hyundai Genesis sedans after the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration investigated the vehicles for brake problems. According to The Detroit Times the NHTSA says 23 drivers have complained of brake failure with at least one resulting accident. Recalled vehicles will have their braking system inspected and brake fluid changed. Hyundai will begin notifying affected owners next month.
A 2009 recall is being revived to the tune of more than 1.6 million Hyundai and Kia vehicles, model years 2007 through 2011. The national Highway Traffic Administration says the recall addresses a problem with the brake switch that could prevent the brake lights from illuminating and the brake pedal from cancelling cruise control. The issue could aslo affect the transmission and/or the push-start button. Both companies will replair the problem by replacing the brake switch. Affected owners will be notified in the next few weeks but it could be June before parts are available. See the full press release below for more information.
Report Receipt Date: APR 01, 2013
NHTSA Campaign Number: 13V113000
Component(s): EXTERIOR LIGHTING , SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC
Manufacturer: Hyundai-Kia America Technical Center Inc
Hyundai Motor Company (Hyundai) is recalling certain model year 2007-2009 Accent and Tucson, model year 2007-2010 Elantra, model year 2007-2011 Santa Fe, model year 2008-2009 Veracruz, model year 2010-2011 Genesis Coupe, and model year 2011 Sonata vehicles. The stop lamp switch in the affected vehicles may malfunction. A malfunctioning stop lamp switch may cause the brake lights to not illuminate when the brake pedal is depressed or may cause an inability to deactivate the cruise control by depressing the brake pedal. Additionally, a malfunctioning stop lamp switch may also result in intermittent operation of the push-button start feature, affect the operation of the brake-transmission shift interlock feature preventing the shifter from being moved out of the PARK position or enabling an occupant to move the shifter out of PARK without applying the brake, and causing the Electronic Stability Control (ESC) malfunction light to illuminate.
Failure to illuminate the stop lamps during braking or inability to disengage the cruise control could increase the risk of a crash. Disabling the brake-transmission shift interlock could result in a vehicle rollaway.
Hyundai will notify owners, and dealers will replace the stop lamp switch, free of charge. The safety recall will begin by June 2013. Owners may contact Hyundai at 1-800-633-5151. Hyundai’s recall campaign number is 110.
Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.
Sources: www.autoblog.com, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
If you’re a Veloster owner who escaped last year’s recalls it might now be your turn. Hyundai’s expanding its December 2012 recall to fix still more panoramic sunroofs. The company says the glass was installed improperly which could lead to its shattering. As many as five people have been injured. You may be getting a recall notice in the mail if your Veloster was built between July 4 and October 31, 2011. If you’d rather not wait you can call The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 or visit http://www.safercar.gov. Reference campaign identification number 13V051000.
If you own a 2013 Hyundia and have concerns about your vehicle, call 1-800-633-5151.