Hyundai Recalling Nearly 600,000 Genesis, Sonata, Santa Fe Vehicles
In certain vehicles, the parking brake warning light may not illuminate—in others, the hood could unexpectedly open while driving
Hyundai Motor America has issued two separate safety recalls affecting nearly 600,000 Hyundai Genesis, Sonata, and Santa Fe vehicles.
First, Hyundai is recalling approximately 161,074 model year 2015-2016 Genesis and Sonata vehicles. In the affected vehicles, the warning light to indicate that the parking brake is applied may intermittently not illuminate in the dash due to corrosion in the switch.
If this occurs, the driver may operate the vehicle with the parking brake partially engaged, affecting the brake performance and increasing the risk of a crash.
Secondly, Hyundai is recalling approximately 437,400 model year 2013-2017 Santa Fe and Santa Fe Sport vehicles. In these vehicles, the secondary hood latch actuating cable may corrode and bind, causing the secondary hood latch to remain in the unlatched position when the hood is closed.
If the hood is not securely closed or the primary latch is inadvertently released and the secondary latch is not engaged, the hood could unexpectedly open while driving, increasing the risk of a vehicle crash.
Hyundai will notify owners of the recalled Genesis, Sonata, and Santa Fe vehicles beginning on June 30, 2017. Local Hyundai dealers will make all necessary repairs related to the recalls at no cost to vehicle owners.
For additional information about either recall, owners can contact Hyundai customer service at (855) 671-3059—reference recall number 164 (parking brake light) or 163 (hood latch).