Malfunctioning Sensor Prompts Recall of Hyundai Elantra
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Malfunctioning Sensor Prompts Recall of Hyundai Elantra

January 8, 2016

Hyundai Motor America is issuing a recall for vehicles with faulty electrical functions.

The manufacturer's recall applies to certain model year 2011-2012 Elantra vehicles. Due to an electronic stability control (ESC) sensor malfunction, the brakes for one or more wheels may be applied unexpectedly and the engine power may be reduced. These symptoms will be accompanied by illumination of the ESC indicator lamp in the instrument cluster.

If the one or more of the brakes are inappropriately applied, control of the vehicle may be lost, increasing the risk of a crash.

Hyundai is including about 155,000 vehicles in this recall.

Hyundai will notify owners, and dealers will verify the proper operation of the ESC sensors, and update the ESC system's calibration, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin February 19, 2016.

Owners with questions about this recall can contact Hyundai customer service at (800) 633-5151.