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8Jun
hyundai_msHyundai recalls 600,000 U.S. vehicles: Genesis, Sonata, Santa Fe, Santa Fe Sport

Hyundai recalls 600,000 U.S. vehicles: Genesis, Sonata, Santa Fe, Santa Fe Sport

The Car Connection – June 8, 2017


Hyundai recalls 600,000 U.S. vehicles: Genesis, Sonata, Santa Fe, Santa Fe Sport

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration published two large recalls from Hyundai this morning. Combined, they affect nearly 600,000 vehicles registered in the U.S.

RECALL #1: 2013-2017 Hyundai Santa Fe, Santa Fe Sport
UNITS AFFECTED: 437,400

This recall is the result of a problem with the secondary hood latch (something of a recurring problem with Hyundai vehicles this past year). NHTSA says that the actuator cable associated with that latch “may corrode and bind,” and as a result, the secondary latch might remain in the open position when the hood is closed.

If that should happen, and if the primary hood latch should fail, the hood could open. Obviously, if that were to happen while the vehicle was in motion, it would dramatically boost the risk of an accident.

Hyundai says that it will mail recall notices to owners by June 30. After receiving those notices, owners will be able to schedule service with their local Hyundai dealers, who will replace the secondary latch cable at no charge…

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12May
hyundai_msSouth Korea orders major Hyundai, Kia recall after whistleblower report

South Korea orders major Hyundai, Kia recall after whistleblower report

Reuters – May 12, 2017


South Korea orders major Hyundai, Kia recall after whistleblower report

South Korea ordered Hyundai Motor Co (005380.KS) and affiliate Kia Motors Corp (000270.KS) to recall 240,000 vehicles over safety defects flagged by a whistleblower – a sharp slap on the wrist that will exacerbate reputational woes for the automakers.

The move marks the first compulsory recall ordered by the transport ministry for Hyundai and Kia, which had resisted an earlier request for a voluntary recall, and gives fresh credence to allegations made by Kim Gwang-ho, a Hyundai engineer with 26 years at the company.

The ministry has also asked prosecutors in Seoul to investigate whether the automakers allegedly covered up the five flaws, which affect 12 models, including the Elantra, Sonata, Santa Fe and Genesis…

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7Apr
hyundai_msHyundai, Kia recall over 1M vehicles for engine gremlins

Hyundai, Kia recall over 1M vehicles for engine gremlins

CNET Road Show – April 7, 2017


Hyundai, Kia recall over 1M vehicles for engine gremlins

Hyundai and Kia manufacture their own engines, and a recently discovered manufacturing error might send more than 1 million of those motors to an early grave.

Hyundai and Kia announced separate recalls for the same issue. Hyundai’s recall covers approximately 572,000 examples of the 2013-2014 Santa Fe and the 2013-2014 Sonata. Kia’s recall affects about 618,160 examples of the 2011-2014 Optima, 2012-2014 Sorento and 2011-2013 Sportage…

Read the entire article on the CNET Road Show website

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16Mar
hyundai_msHyundai Has a Seat Belt Problem

Hyundai Has a Seat Belt Problem

Fortune – March 16, 2017


Hyundai Has a Seat Belt Problem

Hyundai is recalling 977,778 of its Sonata vehicles over problems with its seat belt assembly.
While the recall is hefty at nearly 1 million vehicles, the risk that these vehicles contain the defect is small. Hyundai estimates just 1% of these vehicles actually have the defect.
The recall covers certain 2011-2014 Sonata and 2011-2015 Sonata Hybrid vehicles.
The automaker reported to U.S. safety regulators that in the affected vehicles, the seat belt linkages for both front seat belts may detach from the seat belt anchor pretensioners….

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6Mar
hyundai_msHyundai Elantra Vehicles Recalled for Brake Booster Issue

Hyundai Elantra Vehicles Recalled for Brake Booster Issue

Recall Masters – March 6, 2017


Hyundai Elantra Vehicles Recalled for Brake Booster Issue

In one of the most recent Hyundai recalls, the manufacturer has turned its attention to brake booster systems in thousands of its 2017 Elantra vehicles. Production dates for these models ranged from Sep.12, 2016 to Jan. 18, 2017.

The Defect
Brake boosters in these affected vehicles are possibly subject to a manufacturing error, leaving them prone to failure. The Part 573 Safety Recall Report said that the boosters could lose power after the diaphragm within them comes loose.

Exactly 33,803 vehicles are involved with this action, although the percentage of these thought to have the defect was not reported. The components came from the Georgia-based company Mando America Corporation…

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9Feb
hyundai_ms2017 Hyundai Elantra recalled over brake problems: nearly 34,000 vehicles affected

2017 Hyundai Elantra recalled over brake problems: nearly 34,000 vehicles affected

The Car Connection – February 9, 2017


2017 Hyundai Elantra recalled over brake problems: nearly 34,000 vehicles affected

Hyundai Motor America is recalling the 2017 Hyundai Elantra to fix a potentially serious problem with the car’s brake booster. The recall affects 33,803 Elantra vehicles registered in the U.S.

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, the Elantra’s brake booster was supplied by Mando America Corporation, based in Hogansville, Georgia. Unfortunately, some of them were improperly manufactured, and as a result, “the diaphragm in the brake booster may unseat, resulting in a vacuum leak and reduction or loss in power brake assist”.

If that happens, it may take longer for drivers to bring their vehicles to a stop, which could increase the risk of a collision. As of January 26, however, Hyundai had received no reports of accidents or injuries linked to the problem…

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31Jan
hyundai_msHyundai Issues Recall Of Elantra, Sonata Vehicles

Hyundai Issues Recall Of Elantra, Sonata Vehicles

America Now – January 31, 2017

Hyundai Issues Recall Of Elantra, Sonata Vehicles

Hyundai has issued a recall for some of its Elantra and Sonata vehicles.

Approximately 110 of Hyundai’s 2017 Elantra sedans, manufactured between April 15 and Sept. 13, 2016, and Sonata sedans, manufactured between May 27 and Sept. 16, 2016, are affected by the car manufacturer’s recall, according to Cars.com.

The recall is due to the end seal for the driver’s front airbag inflator not being properly installed, which can result in reduced inflation of the airbag and increase the risk of injury in a crash. When a vehicle is turned in to a Hyundai dealer, the dealership will replace the driver’s front airbag module for free.

Beginning Feb. 13, owners of affected Elantra and Sonata vehicles will receive a notice from Hyundai…

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