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Hyundai Recalls Sonata Vehicles over Sunroof Defect


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Hyundai is issuing a recall on certain Sonata and Sonata hybrid models due to a potential detachment of the sunroof.

About the Hyundai Sonata Recall

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), the recall is due to the wind deflector, a part of the sunroof assembly. This deflector may have an insufficient bond in the recalled vehicles. If it becomes partially detached when the sunroof is open, the deflector can interfere with the closing of the sunroof mechanism.

If this occurs, the tempered glass sunroof panel may detach from the assembly, potentially detaching completely from the vehicle while in motion. This may pose an obstacle to other drivers, increasing the risk of a crash.

Owners of the recalled Sonata cars may notice a noise increase or inability to close the sunroof, which could indicate a problem with the sunroof assembly.

Hyundai says they have not received any reports of injuries or accidents in regards to the recalled vehicle. Owners will be notified by Hyundai to bring their recalled vehicle to a dealer for a repair of the wind deflector, free of charge.

Description of the Recalled Hyundai Sonata Vehicles

The recall affects the following Hyundai vehicles:

  • 2015 – 2016 Hyundai Sonata
    • Manufactured between May 28, 2014, and March 18, 2016.
    • Manufactured between December 8, 2014, and August 18, 2015.2015 – 2016 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid

The company says the recall potentially affects 62,811 vehicles.

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