Massive Automobile Recall Across America; Here’s What You Need To Know

Massive Automobile Recall Across America; Here’s What You Need To Know

Hyundai has issued a recall for some of its Elantra and Sonata vehicles.

Approximately 110 of Hyundai’s 2017 Elantra sedans, manufactured between April 15 and Sept. 13, 2016, and Sonata sedans, manufactured between May 27 and Sept. 16, 2016, are affected by the car manufacturer’s recall, according to Cars.com.

The recall is due to the end seal for the driver’s front airbag inflator not being properly installed, which can result in reduced inflation of the airbag and increase the risk of injury in a crash. When a vehicle is turned in to a Hyundai dealer, the dealership will replace the driver’s front airbag module for free.

Hyundai Issues Recall Of Elantra, Sonata Vehicles

Hyundai Issues Recall Of Elantra, Sonata Vehicles

Beginning Feb. 13, owners of affected Elantra and Sonata vehicles will receive a notice from Hyundai.

In 2015, Hyundai also issued a recall for an airbag problem, that time for the Accent model. The issue was that the occupant-detection system wasn’t always able to determine whether a child-restraint seat was in the front passenger seat, Edmunds reported. The problem was apparent in low temperatures.

In September 2016, Hyundai issued a recall of some 2016 Tucson models because of a software issue that could disable acceleration, according to Auto Guide. That recall affected 41,000 vehicles in the U.S. built between May 20, 2015 and May 31, 2016, and 7,049 vehicles in Canada.

The recall was made because a faulty transmission control module could malfunction in warm weather.

“In higher ambient temperatures and specific operating conditions, the transmission clutch application logic can result in a delayed engagement when accelerating from a stop,” documents from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration that were obtained by Auto Guide said. “If the accelerator pedal is steadily depressed for approximately 1.5 to 2 seconds, the vehicle will begin to accelerate and normal driving is resumed. However, if the accelerator pedal is repeatedly cycled, the vehicle will not accelerate.”

There were no reports made to Hyundai of accidents or injuries occurring because of the issue. Hyundai dealers can reprogram the transmission’s computer to fix the problem.

Sources: Cars.com, Edmunds, Auto Guide / Photo credit: Hyundai.com


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