Hyundai recalls Genesis SUVs over rollaway risk

Fountain Valley, CA – April 16, 2024 – Hyundai (OTCMKTS:HYMTF) is recalling 15,645 2024 Genesis GV70 SUVs which may switch gears on their own, resulting in a rollaway. The defect augments the risk of a crash and injury.

Recall summary

The automatic transmission in a car is connected to a control module and the rest of the vehicle’s electronics with a wiring harness. 

In the affected vehicles, the wiring harness was not sealed correctly due to a supplier error, allowing moisture to get inside. This may cause an electrical short and result in the transmission shifting out of Park on its own when the car is stationary.

Recall risks

The vehicle may roll away, especially if there is nobody behind the wheel. This ups the risk of a crash, injury, or property damage.    

Safety tips

Owners should turn the ignition off and use the emergency parking brake while parked.

Warning signs

A short in the transmission’s wiring might trigger a malfunction indicator light (MIL) on the dashboard. 

Other Hyundai recalls

In September 2023, the manufacturer recalled roughly 38,000 Elantra hybrids that would accelerate on their own, as reported.

In October 2023, Hyundai and its sister company Kia recalled 3.4 million cars that could burst into flames while parked, also as reported.

The repair

Dealers will replace the harness free of charge. Drivers who paid for their own repairs before the recall was issued are eligible for reimbursement.

Owners should receive letters with more information on May 14, 2024.  

Is your vehicle a part of this recall?

This Hyundai rollaway recall affects more than 15,000 SUVs. To do a Hyundai recall check and see if yours is one of them, please use MotorSafety’s free vehicle lookup tool.

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