Hyundai Recalling Santa Fe Sport Vehicles Due to Manufacturing Error

The tire pressure monitoring system may not provide an appropriate warning in the event of an underinflated tire

Hyundai Recalling Santa Fe Sport Vehicles Due to Manufacturing Error
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March 14, 2017

Hyundai Motor America is recalling certain model year 2017 Santa Fe Sport vehicles.

The affected vehicles have a tire pressure monitoring system (TPMS) that may not have been set in the correct mode during vehicle assembly, and therefore will not provide an appropriate warning in the event of an underinflated tire.

As such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) number 138, "Tire Pressure Monitoring Systems."

An underinflated inflated tire can increase the risk of a crash.

Hyundai will notify owners, and dealers will replace the TPMS sensors on the impacted vehicles free of charge.

This recall is expected to begin on March 31, 2017. Owners with further questions should contact Hyundai customer service at (800) 633-5151. Hyundai's reference number for this recall is 159.