HYUNDAI RECALLS SONATA PLUG-IN HYBRIDS FOR POWER LOSS

Carcomplaints.com – March 24, 2018

HYUNDAI RECALLS SONATA PLUG-IN HYBRIDS FOR POWER LOSS

Hyundai is recalling 2,800 model year 2016-2018 Hyundai Sonata Plug-In Hybrid cars that can lose power while in electric vehicle (EV) mode.

These cars are equipped with voltage protection devices (VPDs) used to protect the high-voltage battery modules that may activate inadvertently…

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Hyundai recalls vehicles with defective steering assemblies

 

Fountain Valley, Calif. – March 7, 2018 – Hyundai Motor America has recalled more than 43,000 vehicles potentially equipped with defective steering assemblies, according to documentation submitted to the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration. The campaign affects two sport utility models:

  • 2018 Hyundai Santa Fe SUVs manufactured between Aug. 10, 2017, and Oct. 23, 2017.
  • 2018 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport SUVs manufactured between June 15, 2017, and Dec. 28, 2017.

The South Korean automaker suspects just 1 percent of the recalled vehicles contain the defective components.

The Defect

The recalled models feature steering assemblies that were not manufactured to specification. Specifically, the fixtures do not possess sufficient breakage strength. As a result, the steering wheel could separate from the steering column during operation. This poses a serious threat to passengers, as steering wheel separation drastically increases the likelihood of an accident. However, Hyundai has not received reports connecting the defective parts to any accidents or injuries.

Timeline of Events

Hyundai in November 2017 received a report from the American market detailing an instance in which steering wheel of a 2018 Hyundai Santa Fe separated from the steering column. The car company filed at quality information report addressing the issue in December 2017 and began monitoring the field for further instances of steering wheel separation. One month later, Hyundai received a field report from the Korean market outlining an occurrence of steering wheel separation, leading the company to recover parts from the related vehicle for further analysis. Engineering personnel learned that the recovered steering components matched those taken from the vehicle referenced in the U.S. report, indicating vendor error.

In February 2018, Hyundai initiated a joint investigation with the steering assembly supplier Dayou Autoparts. The organizations soon discovered that a batch of steering wheel hub assemblies produced June 9, 2017, were damaged during manufacture but then reworked, compromising their breakage strength. The parts were apparently harmed during the molding phase when temperatures surpassed specified standards and adversely affected the structural integrity of the steering wheel hub assemblies.

Hyundai quality assurance reviewed the matter Feb. 8, 2018, and chose to conduct a voluntary safety recall. The automaker notified dealers of the action Feb. 23, 2018.

The Solution

Hyundai has directed dealers to replace the defective steering assemblies free of charge, according to an NHTSA recall acknowledgment document. Hyundai intends to notify owners via first-class mail March 16, 2018. Those in need of more immediate assistance can contact Hyundai customer service at (855) 371-9460. The internal recall identification number for this campaign is 173. Owners can also reach out the NHTSA directly using the agency’s Vehicle Safety Hotline at (888) 327-4236.

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Hyundai recalls vehicles with defective steering assemblies

 

Fountain Valley, Calif. – March 7, 2018 – Hyundai Motor America has recalled more than 43,000 vehicles potentially equipped with defective steering assemblies, according to documentation submitted to the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration. The campaign affects two sport utility models:

  • 2018 Hyundai Santa Fe SUVs manufactured between Aug. 10, 2017, and Oct. 23, 2017.
  • 2018 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport SUVs manufactured between June 15, 2017, and Dec. 28, 2017.

The South Korean automaker suspects just 1 percent of the recalled vehicles contain the defective components.

The Defect

The recalled models feature steering assemblies that were not manufactured to specification. Specifically, the fixtures do not possess sufficient breakage strength. As a result, the steering wheel could separate from the steering column during operation. This poses a serious threat to passengers, as steering wheel separation drastically increases the likelihood of an accident. However, Hyundai has not received reports connecting the defective parts to any accidents or injuries.

Timeline of Events

Hyundai in November 2017 received a report from the American market detailing an instance in which steering wheel of a 2018 Hyundai Santa Fe separated from the steering column. The car company filed at quality information report addressing the issue in December 2017 and began monitoring the field for further instances of steering wheel separation. One month later, Hyundai received a field report from the Korean market outlining an occurrence of steering wheel separation, leading the company to recover parts from the related vehicle for further analysis. Engineering personnel learned that the recovered steering components matched those taken from the vehicle referenced in the U.S. report, indicating vendor error.

In February 2018, Hyundai initiated a joint investigation with the steering assembly supplier Dayou Autoparts. The organizations soon discovered that a batch of steering wheel hub assemblies produced June 9, 2017, were damaged during manufacture but then reworked, compromising their breakage strength. The parts were apparently harmed during the molding phase when temperatures surpassed specified standards and adversely affected the structural integrity of the steering wheel hub assemblies.

Hyundai quality assurance reviewed the matter Feb. 8, 2018, and chose to conduct a voluntary safety recall. The automaker notified dealers of the action Feb. 23, 2018.

The Solution

Hyundai has directed dealers to replace the defective steering assemblies free of charge, according to an NHTSA recall acknowledgment document. Hyundai intends to notify owners via first-class mail March 16, 2018. Those in need of more immediate assistance can contact Hyundai customer service at (855) 371-9460. The internal recall identification number for this campaign is 173. Owners can also reach out the NHTSA directly using the agency’s Vehicle Safety Hotline at (888) 327-4236.

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Hyundai recalls model year 2018 Hyundai Santa Fe and Santa Fe Sport vehicles

Consumer Affairs – February 26, 2018

Hyundai recalls model year 2018 Hyundai Santa Fe and Santa Fe Sport vehicles

Hyundai Motor American is recalling 43,941 model year 2018 Hyundai Santa Fe and Santa Fe Sport vehicles.

The steering wheel assembly may break, possibly resulting in the steering wheel separating from the steering column while the vehicle is being driven.

A steering wheel separation while driving can cause a loss of vehicle control and increase the risk of a crash…

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Hyundai recalling late-model sedans over braking issues [Video]

Welcome back to the recall blog.

Hyundai Motor America recently made the decision to recall nearly eighty-eight thousand late-model Azera and Sonata sedans due to concerns about their anti-lock brakes.

If moisture were to enter a powered anti-lock brake system, it could result in a short circuit that increases the risk of a fire in the engine compartment.

This can happen even when the vehicle is parked and the ignition is off.

The issue affects about 1 percent of the recalled vehicles, which includes all 2006 to 2011 model year Azeras, and 2006 model year Sonatas.

Hyundai plans to notify affected owners in late February 2018, and will advise them to return the vehicles to a dealership, where the problem will be fixed free of charge.

Thanks for watching, and check back again for more recall updates!

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2006-2011 Hyundai Azera, 2006 Sonata: Recall Alert

Cars.com – January 24, 2018

2006-2011 Hyundai Azera, 2006 Sonata: Recall Alert

Vehicles Affected: Approximately 87,900 model-year 2006-11 Hyundai Azera sedans and model-year 2006 Sonata sedans

The Problem: Water may enter the antilock brake module and result in an electrical short, which may cause an engine compartment fire even when the car is turned off, increasing the risk of injury…

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Hyundai Santa Fes Recalled for Common Side Air Bag Issue

Recall Masters – December 28, 2017

Hyundai Santa Fes Recalled for Common Side Air Bag Issue

Hyundai Motor America recently issued a recall order for more than 1,200 of its Santa Fe light sport utility vehicles from the 2018 model year, citing issues with a side curtain air bag inflator diffuser, according to a defect filing made with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
The issue specifically relates to the shape of the metal top-hat diffusers, which were not manufactured to specification. As such, in the event of a crash in which the side curtain air bags – on either side of the vehicles in the recall – deploy, the diffuser could detach from the inflator component.
Of the 1,201 vehicles in the recall, only 1 percent are believed to have this defect, and all affected Santa Fes were manufactured between Sept. 5 and Nov. 30, 2017 at plants operated by Hyundai Motor Manufacturing Alabama and Kia Motor Manufacturing Georgia…

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Hyundai Santa Fes Recalled for Common Side Air Bag Issue

 

Fountain Valley, Calif. – Dec. 28, 2017 – Hyundai Motor America recently issued a recall order for more than 1,200 of its Santa Fe light sport utility vehicles from the 2018 model year, citing issues with a side curtain air bag inflator diffuser, according to a defect filing made with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

The issue specifically relates to the shape of the metal top-hat diffusers, which were not manufactured to specification. As such, in the event of a crash in which the side curtain air bags – on either side of the vehicles in the recall – deploy, the diffuser could detach from the inflator component.

Of the 1,201 vehicles in the recall, only 1 percent are believed to have this defect, and all affected Santa Fes were manufactured between Sept. 5 and Nov. 30, 2017 at plants operated by Hyundai Motor Manufacturing Alabama and Kia Motor Manufacturing Georgia.

This defect is also the subject of recalls for both Kia and Ford, with both including far more vehicles than Hyundai’s.

The Defect

Specifically, this is caused by the fact that the top-hat diffusers were not manufactured with the correct dimensions.

In certain situations in which the side curtain air bags are deployed, there is a possibility that the diffusers could detach from the air bag inflator, bringing with it two potential problems. First, the air bags might not inflate properly, and second, the metal diffuser could become a projectile launched into the vehicle. Both increase the risk of occupant injury.

To this point, Hyundai is not aware of any accidents or injuries related to the top-hat diffuser issue.

Timeline of Events

The potential issue was first spotted by the company that supplied the side curtain air bag inflator component on Nov. 18, 2017, and at that point it began production of the inflator components using properly sized top-hat diffusers.

On Nov. 27, 2017, the supplier then notified both Hyundai Motor Manufacturing Alabama and Kia Motor Manufacturing Georgia of the potential defect with the inflator diffuser.

Both had received shipments of potentially affected components, and matched lot codes to vehicle production records to identify and hold back any of the affected vehicles still on site. Further, that information was used to identify affected Santa Fes that were already in dealer inventories or had been sold.

Then, on Dec. 5, Hyundai completed a review of the information and decided to initiate a recall of the affected vehicles.

The Solution

Hyundai will notify owners about the risk related to the recall and ask them to bring the SUVs to local Hyundai dealers, where both the driver and passenger side curtain air bags will be inspected and – if necessary – replaced free of charge. Owners who already incurred any repair costs as a result of this top-hat diffuser issue will also be reimbursed by the automaker.

The company informed dealers of the recall on Dec. 20, 2017, and plans to notify owners on or around Feb. 9, 2018.

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Model year 2018 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport vehicles

Consumer Affairs – December 22, 2017

Model year 2018 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport vehicles

Hyundai Motor America is recalling 1,201 model year 2018 Santa Fe Sport vehicles.
The side curtain airbags on these vehicles have a component that may detach during deployment of the inflatable curtain air bag.
If the component detaches during deployment, the curtain air bag may not inflate properly during a crash, increasing the risk of injury. Additionally, if the detached component were to enter the vehicle occupant compartment, there could be an increased risk of occupant injury…

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Hyundai Elantras recalled due to brake pedal issue

 

Fountain Valley, California – Dec. 21, 2017 – Hyundai Motor America recently announced a recall of 320,000 of its popular Elantras from the 2013 and 2014 model years, due to issues with the brake pedal stopper pad, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

The brake pedal stopper pad rests between the stop lamp switch (which tells the car to engage the brake lights) and the arm of the brake pedal itself, but in the affected vehicles, the stopper pad may deteriorate over time, potentially leading brake lights to be stuck in an “on” position without the driver knowing about it, as well as other potential issues that could increase the risk of crash or injury.

Of the 320,000 Elantras in the recall – including the Elantra Sedan, Elantra Coupe and Elantra GT cars – only 1 percent of them are expected to carry this defect. All were produced from May 1, 2012, to Feb. 28, 2014.

The Defect

Specifically, the affected brake pads have “insufficient polymer content” that causes them to break down over time. In addition to brake lights staying on even after the pedal has been released, other issues stemming from the defect include the traction control warning light in the dashboard remaining on, the ability to move the shift lever without pressing on the brake pedal, or the vehicle’s engine management system activating the brake pedal override.

The two signs of the issue drivers would likely be able to identify are the vehicle’s brake lights and the traction control warning lights in the dashboard remaining on.

So far, Hyundai has not seen any incidents related to the defect that led to accidents or injuries.

Timeline of Events

On July 25, 2016, Hyundai decided to begin an initial recall on brake pedal stopper pads in certain Hyundai Elantra Sedans from the 2013 model year, but also continued analysis going forward. Then, in the second quarter of 2017, such incidents began to rise for Elantras not in the original recall, especially in Elantra Coupes and GTs.

Consequently, Hyundai Motor America started to collect more brake pedal stopper pads from vehicles involved in field incidents and sent them back to Hyundai Motor Company in Korea to be analyzed. HMC identified the issue for all Elantras affected in the recall, stemming from a change in the brake pedal stopper pad’s polymer mix cycle time.

As such, on Nov. 21, HMA issued the full recall.

The Solution

Owners of affected Elantras will be asked to bring their vehicles to a local Hyundai dealership, where the brake pedal stopper pads will be replaced free of charge with those that had additional polymer mix cycle time. Owners who previously paid for such repairs out of their own pockets will be reimbursed.

Dealers will receive formal recall notifications starting Feb. 8, 2018, the same day as owners begin receiving them. However, owner notification is expected to be completed Feb. 22, 2018.

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