2013-2014 Hyundai Elantra (MD/UD, JK, GD) Brake Pedal Stopper Replacement (Recall Campaign 170)

NHTSA Campaign Number: 17V769
Manufacturer Hyundai Motor America
Components SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC
Potential Number of Units Affected 390,467

 

Brake Pedal Stopper may Deteriorate

If the brake light switch plunger does not retract as it should when the brake pedal is not being pressed, the brake lights may stay illuminated preventing accurate communication to following vehicles that the vehicle is slowing or stopping. Additionally, if the brake switch plunger is not retracted, then the transmission can be shifted out of PARK without depressing the brake pedal. Either condition increases the risk of a crash.

 

Summary

Hyundai Motor Company (Hyundai) is recalling certain 2013-2014 Elantra sedan, coupe and GT vehicles. The brake pedal stopper pad can deteriorate allowing the brake light switch plunger to remain extended when the brake pedal is released. This will allow the brake lights to remain illuminated continuously. It can also allow the shift lever to be moved without depressing the brake pedal, or activate the engine management brake pedal override feature.

(more…)

2016-2017 Hyundai Sonata PHEV Battery BMS and Wiring Replacement (RECALL CAMPAIGN 175)

NHTSA Campaign Number: 18V166
Manufacturer Hyundai Motor America
Components HYBRID PROPULSION SYSTEM
Potential Number of Units Affected 2,840

 

Voltage Protection Device Improper Activation

If the VPD activates while the vehicle is being operated in Electric Vehicle (EV) mode, there may be a loss of power, increasing the risk of a crash.

 

Summary

Hyundai Motor America (Hyundai) is recalling certain 2016-2018 Hyundai Sonata Plug-In Hybrid vehicles. These vehicles are equipped with a Voltage Protection Device (VPD), designed to protect the high voltage battery module, that may activate inadvertently.

(more…)

174 – Air Bags/Seat Belt Pretensioners may be Disabled – 2011 Hyundai Sonata

NHTSA Campaign Number: 18V137
Manufacturer Hyundai Motor America
Components AIR BAGS, SEAT BELTS
Potential Number of Units Affected 154,753

 

Air Bags/Seat Belt Pretensioners may be Disabled

If the frontal air bags, seat belt pretensioners, and side air bags are disabled, there is an increased risk of injury to the vehicle occupants in the event of a vehicle crash that necessitates deployment of these safety systems.

 

Summary

Hyundai Motor America (Hyundai) is recalling certain 2011 Sonata vehicles. In the event of a crash, the air bag control unit (ACU) may short circuit, preventing the frontal air bags, seat belt pretensioners, and side air bags from deploying.

(more…)

171 – Curtain Airbag Replacement – 2018 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport

NHTSA Campaign Number: 17V801
Manufacturer Hyundai Motor America
Components AIR BAGS
Potential Number of Units Affected 1,209

 

Inflator Component may Detach During Deployment

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.

 

Summary

Hyundai Motor America (Hyundai) is recalling certain 2018 Santa Fe Sport vehicles. The side curtain air bags on these vehicles have a component that may detach during deployment of the inflatable curtain air bag.

(more…)

2018 HYUNDAI SANTA FE SPORT (AN) AND SANTA FE (NC) STEERING WHEEL INSPECTION AND REPLACEMENT (RECALL CAMPAIGN 173)

NHTSA Campaign Number: 18V118
Manufacturer Hyundai Motor America
Components STEERING
Potential Number of Units Affected 43,941

 

Steering Wheel May Detach from Steering Column

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

 

Summary

Hyundai Motor America (Hyundai) is recalling certain 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 driving.

(more…)