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…Read More