Recalls & Defects For 2017 Hyundai Sonata



Vehicle Report: 2017 Hyundai Sonata

Recalls & Defects

Recall Subject: Exterior Lighting:brake Lights:switch

Report Receipt Date: 04/01/2013
NHTSA Campaign: 13v113000

Summary
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.

Consequence
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.

Remedy
Hyundai will notify owners, and dealers will replace the stop lamp switch, free of charge. the safety recall began on april 22, 2013. owners may contact hyundai at 1-800-633-5151. hyundai's recall campaign number is 110.

Notes
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.


Recall Subject: Suspension:rear

Report Receipt Date: 08/12/2013
NHTSA Campaign: 13v354000

Summary
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.

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

Remedy
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.

Notes
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.


Recall Subject: Electrical System: Instrument Cluster/Panel

Report Receipt Date: 10/20/2015
NHTSA Campaign: 15v678000

Summary
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."

Consequence
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.

Remedy
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.

Notes
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.


Recall Subject: AIR Bags:frontal

Report Receipt Date: 04/21/2016
NHTSA Campaign: 16v232000

Summary
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.

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

Remedy
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.

Notes
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.


Recall Subject: Parking Brake:indicator Light

Report Receipt Date: 06/05/2017
NHTSA Campaign: 17v359000

Summary
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.

Consequence
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.

Remedy
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.

Notes
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.


Recall Subject: Visibility:sun/Moon Roof Assembly

Report Receipt Date: 10/11/2016
NHTSA Campaign: 16v726000

Summary
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.

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

Remedy
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.

Notes
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.


Recall Subject: AIR Bags

Report Receipt Date: 08/24/2016
NHTSA Campaign: 16v615000

Summary
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."

Consequence
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.

Remedy
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.

Notes
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.


Recall Subject: AIR Bags:frontal:driver Side:inflator Module

Report Receipt Date: 12/30/2016
NHTSA Campaign: 16v956000

Summary
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.

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

Remedy
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.

Notes
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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