Fountain Valley, CA – October 24, 2021 – Hyundai (OTCMKTS:HYMTF) has announced a recall for 469,377 Sonata cars that may have turn signals that flash in the opposite direction of what the driver intends, increasing the risk of a crash. The affected vehicles include:
- 2015-2017 Hyundai Sonata
- 2016-2017 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid
- 2016-2017 Hyundai Sonata Plug-In Hybrid
The affected component is the “Smart Junction Box” with part numbers 91950-C1020, 91950-E6010 and 91950-E6030.
The issue stems from faulty software that incorrectly interprets which turn signal to activate. As a result, the left turn signal may flash when the right one is activated and vice versa.
There are no known crashes or injuries stemming from this problem.
The 2015-2017 Kia Sedonas have also been recalled over the same issue.
In an affected vehicle, the unintended turn signal direction will illuminate in the instrument cluster.
An inoperable or incorrect turn signal can confuse drivers around you, increasing the risk of an accident.
Other Hyundai recalls
In this case, the 2017 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid problems stemmed from “premature wear” of the engine components, as reported. The recall also included the 2017 Hyundai Tucson.
Hyundai will notify affected owners on November 19, 2021. Dealers will update the software on the junction box to resolve the issue.
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