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Hyundai Veloster: 3 Doors, 2 Recalls

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On: Wed, Jan 2, 2013 at 10:04AM | By: Lou Ruggieri


Hyundai Veloster: 3 Doors, 2 Recalls

Hyundai has issued two recalls this month that may make owners a little less confident driving around their rage-against-the-norm three door Velosters. The first applies to 13,500 Veloster models built between November 1, 2011 and April 17, 2012 that have the optional panoramic sunroof. It seems that the sunroof may have been weakened during its production and thus may actually break while the car is in use which would not make for a good day for any driver. 

The second recall affects 4,490 models built between July 2, 2011 and February 12, 2012. It seems that on these models, the parking brake components are susceptible to road debris and moisture which could interfere with its effectiveness and inadvertently cause the brake not to function. Obviously a non-functioning parking brake could cause a host of issues for drivers and pedestrians alike.

Owners can contact Hyundai at 1-888-327-4236 to schedule a free fix beginning in January of the new year.

Read on for the full reports.

Recall 1

Vehicle Make / Model:Model Year(s):
Hyundai / Veloster2012
Manufacturer:Hyundai-Kia America Technical Center Inc.
Mfr's Report Date:Dec 7, 2012
NHTSA Campaign ID Number:12V568000
NHTSA Action Number:PE12027
Component:Visibility: Sun Roof Assembly
Potential Number of Units Affected:13,500

Summary:

Hyundai is recalling certain model year 2012 Veloster vehicles manufactured from November 1, 2011, through April 17, 2012 and equipped with panoramic sunroofs. The panoramic sunroof assembly may been weakened during installation at the factory.

Consequence:

If the assembly was weakend at the factory, the panoramic glass panel may break while the vehicle is in motion leading to personal injury or a vehicle crash.

Remedy:

Hyundai will notify owners, and dealers will inspect the sunroof's integrity and replace the sunroof glass assembly, as necessary, free of charge. The safety recall will begin during January 2013. Owners may contact Hyundai at 1-800-633-5151.

Notes:

Hyundai's recall campaign number is 108. Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.

Recall 2

Vehicle Make / Model:Model Year(s):
Hyundai / Veloster2012
Manufacturer:Hyundai-Kia America Technical Center Inc.
Mfr's Report Date:Dec 7, 2012
NHTSA Campaign ID Number:12V567000
NHTSA Action Number:N/A
Component:Parking Brake: Conventional: Mechanical: Linkage And Cable
Potential Number of Units Affected:4,490

Summary:

Hyundai is recalling certain model year 2012 Veloster vehicles manufactured from July 2, 2011, through February 27, 2012 and equipped with manual transmissions. Moisture and road grime may cause the parking brake components to bind.

Consequence:

If the parking brake components bind, the parking brake may not operate properly, and the parking brake may drag while driving or may not fully engage when the vehicle is parked. If the parking brake is not fully engaged when parked, a manual transmission may move unintentionally, increasing the risk of a crash.

Remedy:

Hyundai will notify owners, and dealers will replace the rear brake caliper assemblies free of charge. The safety recall will begin during January 2013. Owners may contact Hyundai at 1-800-633-5151.

Notes:

Hyundai's recall campaign number is 107. Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.


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