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02/13/17 Hyundai motor company (hyundai) is recalling certain model year 2017 hyundai elantra vehicles manufactured april 15, 2016, to september 13, 2016, and sonata vehicles manufactured may 27, 2016 to september 16, 2016. in these vehicles, the end seal for the driver's frontal air bag inflator may not have been properly installed, possibly resulting in reduced inflation of the frontal air bag in the event of a crash.

In the event of a crash, an air bag that does not inflate fully increases the risk of injury.

Hyundai will notify owners, and dealers will replace the driver's frontal air bag module, free of charge. the recall began february 13, 2017. owners may contact hyundai customer service at 1-855-371-9460. hyundai's number for this recall is 156.

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.
01/06/16 Hyundai motor america (hyundai) is recalling certain model 2011-2012 sonata vehicles. the brake pedal stopper pad can deteriorate allowing the brake light switch plunger to remain extended when the brake pedal is released.

If the brake light switch plunger does not retract as it should when the brake pedal is not being pressed, the brake lights may stay illuminated preventing accurate communication to rearward following vehicles that the vehicle is slowing or stopping. additionally, if the brake switch plunger is not retracted, then the transmission can be shifted out of park without depressing the brake pedal. either condition increases the risk of a crash.

Hyundai will notify owners, and dealers will replace the brake pedal stopper pad with an improved part, free of charge. the recall began on january 6, 2016. owners may contact hyundai customer service at 1-855-671-3059. hyundai's number for this recall is 136.

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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01/06/16 Hyundai motor america (hyundai) is recalling certain model year 2011-2012 sonata vehicles manufactured december 11, 2009, to april 12, 2012 at hyundai motor manufacturing alabama and equipped with either a 2.0 liter or 2.4 liter gasoline direct injection engine. in the affected vehicles, metallic debris may not have been fully removed during manufacturing of the engine crankshaft. if the debris was not completely removed, oil flow may be restricted through the connecting rod bearings, causing connecting rod damage. a worn connecting rod bearing will produce a metallic, cyclic knocking noise from the engine and possible engine failure.

Engine failure would result in a vehicle stall, increasing the risk of a crash.

Hyundai will notify owners, and dealers will inspect the vehicles and replace the engine assembly, as necessary, free of charge. additionally, hyundai motor america will increase the warranty for the engine sub-assembly (short block) to 10 years/120,000 miles for both original and subsequent owners of 2011 and 2012 sonatas manufactured at hyundai motor manufacturing alabama equipped with 2.0 liter and 2.4 liter gasoline direct injection engines. interim notifications were mailed to owners starting on october 8, 2015. a second notification will be mailed when parts are available. owners may contact hyundai customer service at 1-855-671-3059 or by visiting www.hyundaiusa.com/campaign132. hyundai's number for this recall is 132.

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.
11/30/15 Hyundai motor america (hyundai) is recalling certain model year 2015-2016 sonata vehicles manufactured may 28, 2014, to august 21, 2015. the affected vehicles are equipped with an antilock braking system (abs) warning light intended to warn the driver if there is an abs malfunction. in the event of an abs malfunction, the brake system warning light will illuminate, but the abs warning light will not illuminate. since the vehicles have abs malfunction lights that do not illuminate, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of federal motor vehicle safety standard (fmvss) number 135, "light vehicle brake systems."

If the driver is alerted there is a brake system malfunction, but not specifically with the abs system, the driver may operate the vehicle unaware that the vehicle's brakes may lock up during hard braking, increasing the risk of a crash.

Hyundai will notify owners, and dealers will update the abs control unit software, free of charge. the recall is expected began on november 30, 2015. owners may contact hyundai customer service at 1-855-671-3059. hyundai's number for this recall is 134.

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.
09/12/14 Hyundai motor company (hyundai) is recalling certain model year 2015 sonata vehicles manufactured april 25, 2014, through june 16, 2014. due to a manufacturing error, one or both of the front brake calipers may fracture.

If a brake caliper fractures, brake effectiveness would be reduced, lengthening to distance required to stop the vehicle, increasing the risk of a crash.

Hyundai contacted the affected owners on june 19, 2014 and instructed them not to drive their vehicles. hyundai dealers will replace the affected brake calipers, free of charge. the recall began on september 12, 2014. owners may contact hyundai customer service at 1-800-633-5151. hyundai's number for this recall is 120.

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.
04/22/13 Hyundai motor company (hyundai) is recalling certain model year 2006-2009 accent, model year 2007-2011 azera, sonata and sante fe,2006-2011 tucson, 2009-2011 elantra touring, 2007-2010 elantra, 2008-2011 veracruz, 2009-2011 genesis, 2010-2011 genesis coupe, 2007-2008 entourage, and 2006-2008 tiburon vehicles. originally, in april 2013, hyundai recalled 1,059,824 model year 2007-2009 accent and tucson, model year 2007-2010 elantra, model year 2007-2011 santa fe, model year 2008-2009 veracruz, model year 2010-2011 genesis coupe, and model year 2011 sonata vehicles. in september 2013, hyundai informed the agency that it was adding more vehicles to this campaign, representing an additional 652,512 units. the total number of vehicles being recalled is now 1,712,336. in the affected vehicles, the stop lamp switch may malfunction. a malfunctioning stop lamp switch may cause the brake lights to not illuminate when the brake pedal is depressed or may cause an inability to deactivate the cruise control by depressing the brake pedal. additionally, a malfunctioning stop lamp switch may also result in intermittent operation of the push-button start feature, affect the operation of the brake transmission shift interlock feature, preventing the shifter from being moved out of the park position and cause the electronic stability control (esc) malfunction light to illuminate.

Failure to illuminate the stop lamps during braking or inability to disengage the cruise control could increase the risk of a crash. additionally, when the ignition is in the 'on' position, the transmission shifter may be able to be moved out of park without first applying the brake. this may lead to unintentional movement of the car which may increase the risk of a crash.

Hyundai will notify owners, and dealers will replace the stop lamp switch, free of ch

06/29/09 Hyundai is recalling 532,633 my 2006-2007 accent, entourage, sonata, my 2007 azera, elantra and santa fe, my 2005-2007 tucson and my 2007-2008 veracruz vehicles. the stop lamp switch in the affected vehicles may malfunction. a malfunctioning stop lamp switch may cause the brake lights to not illuminate when the brake pedal is depressed or may cause the brake lights to remain illuminated when the brake pedal is released. a stop lamp switch malfunction may also affect the operation of the brake-transmission shift interlock feature so the transmission shifter would not be able to be shifted out of the park position. it may also cause the electronic stability control (esc) malfunction light to illuminate, and it may not deactivate the cruise control when the brake pedal is depressed.

Any of these malfunctions, alone or in combination, may lead to a crash.

Dealers will replace the stop lamp switch free of charge. the recall began on june 29, 2009. owners may contact the hyundai customer assistance center at 1-800-633-5151.

Hyundai recall no. 092.owners may also contact the national highway traffic safety administration's vehicle safety hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (tty 1-800-424-9153), or go to http://www.safercar.gov .
06/30/04 Some passenger vehicles contain a fuel tank assembly valve that may not close properly. if a vehicle with a fuel tank assembly valve that is not properly closed were to roll over, fuel spillage may occur.

Fuel spillage in the presence of an ignition source may result in a fire.

Dealers will install an additional fuel tank assembly valve. owner notification began on june 30, 2004. owners should contact hyundai at 1-800-633-5151.

Hyundai recall no. 066. customers can also contact the national highway traffic safety administration's auto safety hotline at 1-888-dash-2-dot (1-888-327-4236).
12/31/69 Hyundai motor america (hyundai) is recalling certain 2011-2014 sonata and 2011-2015 sonata hybrid vehicles previously repaired under recall campaign 17v-152. the seat belt linkages for both front seat belts may detach from the seat belt anchor pretensioners.

If the seat belt linkage detaches from the seat belt anchorage, it can not properly restrain the occupant in the event of a crash, increasing the risk of injury.

Hyundai will notify owners, and dealers will again verify the connection between the seat belt linkage and the pretensioner and additionally install a warning label to prevent future seat belt linkage detachment, free of charge. the recall is expected to begin in october 2017. owners may contact hyundai customer service at 1-855-371-9460. hyundai's number for this recall is 169.

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.
10/05/04 Engine Certain passenger vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of federal motor vehicle safety standard no. 301, "fuel system integrity" a valve on the fuel tank assembly may not close properly. if a vehicle rolls over and the fuel tank assembly valve is not properly closed, fuel spillage may occur.

Fuel spillage in the presence of an ignition source may result in a fire.

Dealers will install an additional fuel tank assembly valve. the recall began on october 5, 2004. owners should contact hyundai de puerto rico at 1-800-981-0188.

Hyundai recall no. 066. customers can also contact the national highway traffic safety administration's auto safety hotline at 1-888-dash-2-dot (1-888-327-4236).
12/31/69 Engine Hyundai motor america (hyundai) is recalling certain 2013-2014 sonata and santa fe sport vehicles. machining errors during the engine manufacturing process may cause premature bearing wear within the engine.

Bearing wear may result in the engine seizing, increasing the risk of a crash.

Hyundai will notify owners, and dealers will inspect the engine, replacing the engine short block, as necessary, free of charge. the recall began june 2017. owners may contact hyundai customer service at 1-800-633-5151. hyundai's number for this recall is 162.

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.
01/14/15 Transmission and Drivetrain Hyundai motor america (hyundai) is recalling certain 1.6 liter model year 2015 sonata vehicles manufactured august 29, 2014, to october 28, 2014. the affected vehicles may have been assembled with an incorrect left axle shaft which may result in the shaft separating from the transaxle differential.

If the left axle shaft separates from the transaxle, the vehicle may stop moving, increasing the risk of a crash. additionally, a separated axle shaft may allow the vehicle to roll away as the driver and other occupants exit the vehicle or anytime thereafter. a vehicle rollaway increases the risk of injury to exiting occupants and bystanders.

Hyundai will notify owners, dealers will inspect and replace the axle shaft, as necessary, free of charge. owners may contact hyundai customer service at 1-800-633-5151. hyundai's number for this recall is 126.

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.
09/12/14 Transmission and Drivetrain Hyundai motor company (hyundai) is recalling certain model year 2011-2014 sonata vehicles manufactured december 11, 2009, through may 29, 2014. in the affected vehicles, the transmission shift cable may detach from from the shift lever pin.

If the transmission shift cable detaches, the transmission gear selection may not match the indicated gear and the vehicle may move in an unintended or unexpected direction, increasing the risk of a crash. furthermore, when the driver parks the vehicle, despite selecting the 'park' position, the transmission may not be in 'park.' if the vehicle is not in the 'park' position and the parking brake is not applied, there is a risk the vehicle will roll away as the driver and other occupants exit the vehicle or anytime thereafter. a vehicle rollaway increases the risk of injury to exiting occupants and bystanders.

Hyundai will notify owners, and dealers will inspect and, as necessary, repair the connection between the shift cable and shift lever, free of charge. the recall began in september 2014. owners may contact hyundai customer service at 1-800-633-5151. hyundai's number for this recall is 123.

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.
08/04/17 Brakes and Traction Control Hyundai motor america (hyundai) is recalling certain 2015-2016 sonata and genesis 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 the parking brake indicator is not illuminated when the parking brake is applied, the driver may operate the vehicle with the parking brake partially engaged, increasing the risk of a crash.

Hyundai will notify owners, and dealers will replace the parking brake switch, free of charge. the recall began on august 4, 2017. owners may contact hyundai customer service at 1-855-671-3059. hyundai's number for this recall is 164.

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.
09/12/14 Brakes and Traction Control Hyundai motor company (hyundai) is recalling certain model year 2011 sonata vehicles manufactured from december 11, 2009, through september 1, 2010. the affected vehicles may experience a brake fluid leak from the two brake lines that connect the brake system's master cylinder to the hydraulic electronic control unit (hecu) due to insufficient seal between the inner brake hose and metal brake line fitting.

If the brake lines leak brake sufficient fluid, the brake warning lamp in the instrument cluster will illuminate and longer stopping distance will be required, increasing the risk of a vehicle crash.

Hyundai will notify owners, and dealers will replace the brake hoses with a revised service part, free of charge. the recall began in september 2014. owners may contact hyundai customer service at 1-800-633-5151. hyundai's number for this recall is 122.

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.
07/18/16 Suspension and Steering Hyundai motor company (hyundai) is recalling certain model year 2011 sonata vehicles manufactured december 11, 2009, to october 31, 2010. in the affected vehicles, the electronic power steering (eps) circuit board may be damaged and result in a loss of power steering assist.

With a loss of power steering assist, extra steering effort will be required, especially at lower speeds, increasing the risk of a crash.

Hyundai will notify owners, and dealers will replace the eps control unit, free of charge. the recall began may 30, 2016. owners may contact hyundai customer service at 1-855-371-9640. hyundai's number for this recall is 143.

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.
01/06/16 Suspension and Steering Hyundai motor america (hyundai) is recalling certain model year 2011 elantra vehicles manufactured november 12, 2010, to march 31, 2011, and sonata vehicles manufactured december 11, 2009, to february 28, 2010, originally sold in, or currently registered in, connecticut, delaware, illinois, indiana, iowa, maine, maryland, massachusetts, michigan, minnesota, missouri, new hampshire, new jersey, new york, ohio, pennsylvania, rhode island, vermont, west virginia, wisconsin and the district of columbia. road salt may corrode the front coil springs, possibly resulting in the coil springs fracturing.

If a front coil spring fractures, it may contact the tire, possibly puncturing it, increasing the risk of a crash.

Hyundai will notify owners, and dealers will replace the front coil springs, free of charge. interim notifications were mailed on november 17, 2015. the recall began on january 6, 2016. owners may contact hyundai customer service at 1-855-671-3059. hyundai's number for this recall is 133. note: vehicles that were previously registered in salt belt states but are currently registered elsewhere are eligible to be inspected and repaired.

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.
09/15/14 Suspension and Steering Hyundai motor company (hyundai) is recalling certain model year 2015 sonata vehicles manufactured may 2, 2014, through may 23, 2014. a poor connection within the vehicle's wiring harness may result in a reduction of steering assist from the vehicle's motor driven power steering system or the inability to move the vehicle's shifter from the park position.

The reduction of power steering assist can increase the steering effort needed, increasing the risk of a crash.

Hyundai notified dealers to suspend sales of affected sonata vehicles and has published recall bulletin 14-01-024 providing a service procedure to repair the affected vehicles. on june 7, 2014 hyundai began to contact the affected retail customers. owners may contact hyundai customer service at 1-800-633-5151. hyundai's number for this recall is 119.

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.
10/10/13 Suspension and Steering Hyundai is recalling certain model year 2006-2010 sonata vehicles manufactured march 1, 2005, through january 21, 2010; and model year 2006-2011 azera vehicles manufactured september 27, 2005, through november 22, 2010 originally sold in, or currently registered in, connecticut, delaware, illinois, indiana, iowa, maine, maryland, massachusetts, michigan, minnesota, missouri, new hampshire, new jersey, new york, ohio, pennsylvania, rhode island, vermont, west virginia, wisconsin and the district of columbia. road salt and water can enter portions of the rear crossmember, leading to corrosion of the crossmember steel. this may lead to detachment of one of the rear control arms.

Control arm separation may suddenly change the rear wheel alignment, affecting the handling of the vehicle, increasing the risk of a crash.

Hyundai will notify owners, and dealers will repair or replace the crossmember assembly. the recall began on october 8, 2013. owners may contact hyundai customer care center at 1-800-633-5151. hyundai's recall number is 113.

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.
10/15/10 Suspension and Steering Hyundai is recalling certain model year 2011 sonata vehicles manufactured from december 11, 2009, through september 10, 2010. on some of these vehicles the steering column intermediate shaft universal joint connections may have been either improperly assembled or insufficiently tightened.

Improper assembly or insufficient tightening of the connections could result in a complete separation or compromised attachment of the connections, such that the driver could experience a loss of, or reduction in, steering capability increasing the risk of a crash.

Dealers will inspect the steering column intermediate shaft universal joint connections for proper assembly and torque. in addition dealers will update the power steering software free of charge. the safety recall is expected to begin during october 2010. owners may contact hyundai customer assistance center at 1-800-633-5151.

Hyundai's safety recall campaign number is 097.owners may also contact the national highway traffic safety administration's vehicle safety hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (tty 1-800-424-9153), or go to http://www.safercar.gov .
10/11/10 Suspension and Steering Hyundai is recalling certain model year 2011 sonata vehicles manufactured from december 11, 2009, through september 10, 2010. on some of these vehicles the steering column intermediate shaft universal joint connections may have been either improperly assembled or insufficiently tightened.

Improper assembly or insufficient tightening of the connections could result in a complete separation or compromised attachment of the connections, such that the driver could experience a loss of, or reduction in, steering capability increasing the risk of a crash.

Dealers will inspect the steering column intermediate shaft universal joint connections for proper assembly and torque. in addition dealers will update the power steering software free of charge. the safety recall began on october 11, 2010. owners may contact hyundai customer service center at 1-787-999-3333.

Hyundai de puerto rico safety recall no. 097.owners may also contact the national highway traffic safety administration's vehicle safety hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (tty 1-800-424-9153), or go to http://www.safercar.gov .
11/29/16 Electrical and Air Conditioning Hyundai motor america (hyundai) is recalling certain model year 2015-2016 sonata hybrid vehicles manufactured december 8, 2014, to august 18, 2015, and hyundai sonata vehicles manufactured may 28, 2014, to march 18, 2016, equipped with the panoramic sunroof option. due to a bonding issue with the sunroof wind deflector, the sunroof panel on the affected vehicles may detach while driving.

If the sunroof detaches from the vehicle it could become a road hazard, increasing the risk of a crash.

Hyundai will notify owners, and dealers will repair the wind deflector anchor plate, free of charge. the recall began december 2016. owners may contact hyundai customer service at 1-800-633-5151. hyundai's number for this recall is 152.

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.
10/14/16 Electrical and Air Conditioning Hyundai motor company (hyundai) is recalling certain model year 2016 sonata vehicles manufactured march 28, 2016 through april 12, 2016. the affected vehicles have a driver-side frontal air bag that may not adequately protect the driver's neck from injury in the event of a crash. as such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of federal motor vehicle safety standard (fmvss) number 208, "occupant crash protection."

A frontal air bag that does not adequately protect the driver's neck may increase their risk of injury in the event of a crash.

Hyundai will notify owners, and dealers will replace the driver's frontal air bag module, free of charge. the recall began october 14, 2016. owners may contact hyundai customer service at 1-800-633-5151. hyundai's number for this recall is 148.

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.
06/15/16 Electrical and Air Conditioning Hyundai motor company (hyundai) is recalling certain model year 2015-2016 sonata vehicles manufactured may 29, 2014 to february 11, 2016, 2017 elantra vehicles manufactured january 12, 2016 to february 22, 2016, and one 2016 sonata hybrid vehicle manufactured october 15, 2015. in these vehicles, the driver's frontal air bag may be missing a chemical enhancer required for the second stage air bag deployment, resulting in the second stage not deploying in certain crashes. the primary stage will deploy as intended.

An air bag that does not inflate increases the risk of injury.

Hyundai will notify owners, and dealers will replace the driver's frontal air bag module, free of charge. the recall began on may 5,2016. owners may contact hyundai customer service at 1-855-371-9460. hyundai's number for this recall is 144.

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.
09/15/14 Electrical and Air Conditioning Hyundai motor company (hyundai) is recalling certain model year 2015 sonata vehicles manufactured may 2, 2014, through may 23, 2014. a poor connection within the vehicle's wiring harness may result in a reduction of steering assist from the vehicle's motor driven power steering system or the inability to move the vehicle's shifter from the park position.

The reduction of power steering assist can increase the steering effort needed, increasing the risk of a crash.

Hyundai notified dealers to suspend sales of affected sonata vehicles and has published recall bulletin 14-01-024 providing a service procedure to repair the affected vehicles. on june 7, 2014 hyundai began to contact the affected retail customers. owners may contact hyundai customer service at 1-800-633-5151. hyundai's number for this recall is 119.

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.
04/22/13 Electrical and Air Conditioning Hyundai motor company (hyundai) is recalling certain model year 2006-2009 accent, model year 2007-2011 azera, sonata and sante fe,2006-2011 tucson, 2009-2011 elantra touring, 2007-2010 elantra, 2008-2011 veracruz, 2009-2011 genesis, 2010-2011 genesis coupe, 2007-2008 entourage, and 2006-2008 tiburon vehicles. originally, in april 2013, hyundai recalled 1,059,824 model year 2007-2009 accent and tucson, model year 2007-2010 elantra, model year 2007-2011 santa fe, model year 2008-2009 veracruz, model year 2010-2011 genesis coupe, and model year 2011 sonata vehicles. in september 2013, hyundai informed the agency that it was adding more vehicles to this campaign, representing an additional 652,512 units. the total number of vehicles being recalled is now 1,712,336. in the affected vehicles, the stop lamp switch may malfunction. a malfunctioning stop lamp switch may cause the brake lights to not illuminate when the brake pedal is depressed or may cause an inability to deactivate the cruise control by depressing the brake pedal. additionally, a malfunctioning stop lamp switch may also result in intermittent operation of the push-button start feature, affect the operation of the brake transmission shift interlock feature, preventing the shifter from being moved out of the park position and cause the electronic stability control (esc) malfunction light to illuminate.

Failure to illuminate the stop lamps during braking or inability to disengage the cruise control could increase the risk of a crash. additionally, when the ignition is in the 'on' position, the transmission shifter may be able to be moved out of park without first applying the brake. this may lead to unintentional movement of the car which may increase the risk of a crash.

Hyundai will notify owners, and dealers will replace the stop lamp switch, free of charge. th

09/02/09 Electrical and Air Conditioning Hyundai is recalling 3,011 model year 2005-2007 elantra, tucson, sonata, azera and accent vehicles. a malfunctioning stop lamp switch may cause the brake lights to fail to illuminate when the brake pedal is depressed or may cause the brake lights to remain illuminated when the brake pedal is released. a defective stop lamp switch may also affect the operation of the brake-transmission shift interlock feature so the transmission would not be able to be shift out of the "park" position. it may also cause the electronic stability control (esc) malfunction light to illuminate, and it may not deactivate the cruise control when the brake pedal is depressed.

Any of these malfunctions could lead to a crash.

Dealers will replace the stop lamp switch free of charge. the recall began on september 2, 2009. owners may contact hyundai of puerto rico customer service at 1-787-999-4310.

Hyundai of puerto rico recall no.91b026.owners may also contact the national highway traffic safety administration's vehicle safety hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (tty 1-800-424-9153), or go to http://www.safercar.gov .
06/02/08 Electrical and Air Conditioning Hyundai is recalling 393,308 my 2006-2008 sonata vehicles equipped with an advanced air bag system which features an occupant classification system (ocs) in the right front seat. the purpose of the ocs is to disable the right passenger seat front air bag when it detects the presence of a child restraint system or small child in the right front seat. the right front air bag is disabled to prevent injuries to a child that may result from a right front air bag inflation during a crash.

Misclassification of a small stature adult as a child in the right front passenger seat may cause the right front air bag to not inflate in an accident that merits air bag deployment and may result in injury to the right front occupant.

Dealers will verify that the ocs does not properly recognize a properly seated adult occupant. after verification, dealers will remove the right front seat cushion assembly and ship it to an evaluation and repair facility. this facility will evaluate and repair or reprogram the seat cushion and ocs as necessary. the recall is expected to begin on or about may 26, 2008. owners may contact hyundai at 1-800-633-5151.

Hyundai recall no. 083.customers may contact the national highway traffic safety administration's vehicle safety hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (tty: 1-800-424-9153); or go to http://www.safercar.gov.
06/26/06 Electrical and Air Conditioning On certain passenger vehicles, the inner bezels of the headlamps were not properly assembled which may cause the turn signal lenses to be improperly positioned.

An improperly positioned turn signal lens may reduce the intensity of the turn signal illumination, reducing its visibility to oncoming traffic, which may result in a crash.

Dealers will replace the left and right headlamp assemblies free of charge. the recall began on june 26, 2006. owners may contact hyundai at 1-800-633-5151.

Hyundai recall no. 075.customers may also contact the national highway traffic safety administration's vehicle safety hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (tty 1-800-424-9153), or go to http://www.safercar.gov.
07/08/02 Electrical and Air Conditioning On certain passenger vehicles, the supplemental restraint system (srs) side impact air bag satellite sensors may be too sensitive to some lateral accelerations that are not caused by side impacts to the vehicle, such as forcefully slamming a door closed.

Inadvertent deployment of a srs side impact air bag when a side impact crash has not occurred could increase the risk of injury to the seat occupant.

Dealers will replace the side impact air bag satellite sensors. owner notification began july 8, 2002. owners who take their vehicles to an authorized dealer on an agreed upon service date and do not receive the free remedy within a reasonable time should contact hyundai at 1-800-633-5151.

Customers can also contact the national highway traffic safety administration's auto safety hotline at 1-888-dash-2-dot (1-888-327-4236).
04/13/17 Other Hyundai motor america (hyundai) is recalling certain 2011-2014 sonata and 2011-2015 sonata hybrid vehicles. in the affected vehicles, the seat belt linkages for both front seat belts may detach from the seat belt anchor pretensioners.

In the event of a crash, if the seat belts detach from the anchor pretensioners, it can increase the risk of injury.

Hyundai will notify owners and dealers will inspect the connection between the seat belt linkages and the seat belt anchor pretensioners, repairing them as necessary, free of charge. the recall is expected to begin april 7, 2017. owner's may contact hyundai customer service at 1-855-371-9460. hyundai's number for the recall is 160.

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.
09/15/15 Other Hyundai motor america (hyundai) is recalling certain model year 2015 sonata vehicles manufactured april 25, 2014, to december 4, 2014. the affected vehicles have a front passenger seat belt whose buckle latch assembly may prevent the front passenger from fastening the seat belt.

If the front passenger seat belt cannot be latched, an occupant sitting in the front passenger seat has an increased risk of injury in the event of a crash.

Hyundai will notify owners, and dealers will repair or replace the front passenger seat belt buckle, free of charge. the recall began on september 15, 2015. owners may contact hyundai customer service at 1-855-671-3059. hyundai's number for this recall is 130.

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.
03/12/10 Other Hyundai-kia has notified nhtsa about a defect in certain model year 2011 sonata vehicles manufactured from december 11, 2009 through february 15, 2010. the front inside door lock switch can remain in the unlatched position.

The door may not be in the locked position and may open while the vehicle is in motion, possibly resulting in injury to the driver or passenger.

Hyundai-kia will notify owners and dealers will repair the vehicles by replacing latches affected by this recall campaign free of charge. the safety recall began on march 12, 2010. owners may contact hyundai customer assistance center at 1-800-633-5151.

Hyundai's recall campaign number is 096.owners may also contact the national highway traffic safety administration's vehicle safety hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (tty 1-800-424-9153), or go to http://www.safercar.gov .
09/16/09 Other Hyundai is recalling 82 model year 2002-2003 sonata vehicles. repeated use of the interior door handle may cause wear of the chrome plating. if the top edge of the handle has very thin chrome plating that portion of the plating may wear away more easily than more thickly plated areas as the door handle is used. the worn chrome plating on the upper edge of the handle may result in a crack or separation between the chrome plating on the inboard and outboard surfaces of the handle, which may form a sharp edge.

A sharp edge could lacerate or otherwise injure a vehicle occupant.

Dealers will repair the chrome plated interior door handle free of charge. the recall began on september 16, 2009. owners may contact hyundai of puerto rico at 1-787-999-3333.

Hyundai recall no. 91b032.owners may also contact the national highway traffic safety administration's vehicle safety hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (tty 1-800-424-9153), or go to http://www.safercar.gov .
07/13/09 Other Hyundai is recalling 91,350 my 2002-2003 hyundai sonata vehicles. repeated use of the interior door handle may cause wear of the chrome plate. if the top edge of the handle has very thin chrome plating, that portion of the plating may wear away more easily than more thickly plated areas as the door handle is used. the worn chrome plating on the upper edge of the handle may result in a crack or separation between the chrome plating on the inboard and outboard surfaces of the handle, which may form a sharp edge.

This may inflict laceration injuries to anyone using the door handle.

Dealers will repair the chrome plated interior door handle free of charge. the recall is expected to begin during june 2009. owners may contact hyundai customer assistance center at 1-800-633-5151.

Hyundai recall no. 093.owners may also contact the national highway traffic safety administration's vehicle safety hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (tty 1-800-424-9153), or go to http://www.safercar.gov .
10/02/06 Other On certain passenger vehicles, the air bag warning label installed on the sunvisors had lost adhesion to the sunvisors and had distorted or separated from the sun visors.

If the labels are distorted or missing, the driver or front seat passenger will not have information available that may help protect them in the event of a crash.

Dealers will replace the sunvisor assemblies free of charge. the recall began on october 2, 2006. owners may contact hyundai at 1-800-633-5151.

Hyundai recall no. 076.customers may also contact the national highway traffic safety administration's vehicle safety hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (tty 1-800-424-9153), or go to http://www.safercar.gov.
10/24/05 Other On certain passenger vehicles, the front seat belt may interfere with the manual seat back recliner knob and could cause the front manual seat back recliner to inadvertently release.

The inadvertent release of a front seat back recliner may result in injury to vehicle occupants.

Dealers will replace the manual seat back recliner knob(s) free of charge. the recall began on october 14, 2005. owners may contact hyundai at 1-800-633-5151.

Hyundai recall no. 072.customers may also contact the national highway traffic safety administration's vehicle safety hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (tty 1-800-424-9153), or go to http://www.safercar.gov.
06/30/03 Other On certain passenger vehicles equipped with a traction control system (tcs), if the t125/70d-15 compact spare tire is installed on a front wheel position, the tcs may inadvertently activate beginning at speeds of 20 mph.

Inadvertent activation of the tcs will cause automatic application of the brake at the wheel where the compact spare tire is installed. inadvertent brake application could cause overheating and damage to the brake, and may prevent the vehicle from being driven at speeds above 20 mph, which could result in a crash.

Dealers will replace the spare tire with a new larger diameter t125/80r-15 compact spare tire and a new tire pressure label will be installed on the driver's door to provide information applicable to the t125/80r-15 compact spare tire. vehicles produced from november 15, 2002 through december 16 2002, already contain t125/80r-15 compact spare tires, will only require new tire pressure labels. owner notification began june 30, 2003. owners who take their vehicles to an authorized dealer on an agreed upon service date and do not receive the free remedy within a reasonable time should contact hyundai at 1-800-633-5151.

Hyundai recall no. 059. customers can also contact the national highway traffic safety administration's auto safety hotline at 1-888-dash-2-dot (1-888-327-4236).
12/31/69 Other Hyundai motor america (hyundai) is recalling certain 2011-2014 sonata and 2011-2015 sonata hybrid vehicles previously repaired under recall campaign 17v-152. the seat belt linkages for both front seat belts may detach from the seat belt anchor pretensioners.

If the seat belt linkage detaches from the seat belt anchorage, it can not properly restrain the occupant in the event of a crash, increasing the risk of injury.

Hyundai will notify owners, and dealers will again verify the connection between the seat belt linkage and the pretensioner and additionally install a warning label to prevent future seat belt linkage detachment, free of charge. the recall is expected to begin in october 2017. owners may contact hyundai customer service at 1-855-371-9460. hyundai's number for this recall is 169.

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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Hyundai Sonata Recalls

Some things are often misunderstood about recalls and technical service bulletins (TSBs). Plus a disclaimer.

  1. Recalls do not have to be issued only because something is prone to failure. NHTSA (a government agency) can only require a recall if a failure will affect safety, emissions, fuel economy, or compliance with some other regulation or law. Manufacturers can voluntarily recall cars for problems that do not affect these, though.
  2. Recalls often apply to only some cars of a specific model year, rather than all of them. You should receive a letter from the manufacturer if your car has been recalled. You can also check with the dealer, which will know which (if any) recalls pertain to your car.
  3. The primary purpose of TSBs is to inform dealers about known problems with a car and how to fix them. They are not the same as recalls. As with recalls, TSBs often only apply to some cars, not the entire model year.
  4. Dealers often will not provide a preventive repair just because a problem described in a TSB might happen to your car. They'll usually want to observe symptoms that the problem is already affecting your car.
  5. Even if there are symptoms, a manufacturer doesn't have to pick up the cost of a TSB repair if the car is out of warranty, though sometimes they do.

We provide the text of recalls and TSBs as provided by NHTSA. There can be errors in the text. If you sign up for notifications in My Garage, we will try to get these to do, but for various reasons (some beyond our control) cannot guarantee you will receive them. When in doubt about a recall or TSB, contact the dealer.