Hyundai Recalls

Hyundai Recall Check

Make sure your Hyundai vehicle is safe from issues that can affect its safety and performance. Like other popular manufacturers, Hyundai has initiated several recalls in the past to ensure the safety and quality of its vehicles and the continued satisfaction of its customers. Around 1,266 Hyundai vehicles were recalled per 1,000 cars sold between January 1985 to September 2016, according to a study by You want to know whether your vehicle is covered by any open recall in the past years. recall check provides a complete vehicle history and recall information on any Hyundai vehicle. Simply enter your Hyundai VIN below to start a VIN recall check.

How do I check if my Hyundai has a recall?

Look for your Hyundai VIN:

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A Hyundai Recall check by covers:

Recalls and defects
Car report summary
Market value
Vehicle specifications
Equipment details
Fuel efficiency
Safety rating
Inspection checklist
Auto insurance
NMVTIS report

What does a Hyundai recall announcement include?

If there are recalls for your Hyundai, check the following:

  • NHTSA Campaign Number: identification number assigned to a recall
  • Summary: details of the recall such as the vehicles covered, where the vehicles were sold or registered, the issue or part that may pose a safety risk or fail to meet minimum safety standards,
  • Consequences: how the recall may compromise the operation and safety of the vehicle
  • Remedy: how the problem can be fixed (repair, replacement or refund) and how to contact Hyundai for assistance

How should I contact Hyundai about an open recall?

For questions regarding Hyundai recalls call:

  • Hyundai Recall Hotline:

Call the Hyundai Customer Service phone number: 1 (855) 671-3059

  • NHTSA: National Highway Traffic and Safety Administration Auto Safety Hotline at 1-888-DASH-2-DOT (1-888-327-4236)

How do I fix a Hyundai recall?

If you are an owner of a recalled vehicle, Hyundai will notify you via first-class mail with the following information:

  • Details of the recall
  • Remedy to address the issue
  • How to contact your preferred Hyundai dealer to complete the repairs free of charge

Visit the Hyundai recall page to find the nearest dealer in your area.

Under federal laws, sale of a new car covered by a recall is prohibited. However, there are no laws stopping sellers from offering recall used cars that have not been fixed. Buyers of used Hyundai cars, trucks or SUVs must practice due diligence in checking for any open recalls affecting any car you are buying.

What are the latest Hyundai recalls?

Over the past few years, Hyundai had a number of recalls for different issues. Consider this list as just a sampling of recalls declared in recent years. Recalls do not necessarily affect every vehicle of the same year, make and model. It is important to run a Hyundai recall check to know the status of a specific vehicle.

There are millions of vehicles that have been issued a recall and for Honda, here are the latest recalls issued:

Issue Affected Vehicles Impact Solution/Repair
Faulty panoramic sunroof panels  may detach while driving due to a bonding issue with the wind deflector Over 62,800 2015-2016 Hyundai Sonata and Hyundai Sonata Hybrid sedans. The wind deflector (if it is partially detached from its mounting points after the sunroof is opened) can interfere with the moveable sunroof panel while the sunroof is being closed. Hyundai dealers will apply a “revised bonding” to the wind deflector on the affected Sonata vehicles for free.
The Remote Smart Parking Assist (RSPA) software may fail to prevent vehicle movement upon detection of an RSPA system malfunction. Approximately 11,900 model year 2020 Nexo SUVs and Sonata sedans Increased risk of a crash due to unintended vehicle movement. Dealers will reprogram the RSPA software, free of charge.
The Anti-lock Brake Hydraulic Electronic Control Unit (HECU) could corrode internally. Around 797,000 model year 2019-2021 Tucson vehicles. Corrosion may cause an electrical short, possibly resulting in an engine compartment fire which can increase the risk of injury or crash. Until the recall repair is complete, owners are advised to park outside and away from structures as a precaution. Dealers will replace the HECU, free of charge.
Faulty parking brake indicator light that may not illuminate, causing the driver to move with the parking brake partially engaged. 161,074 model year 2015-2016 Hyundai Sonata and Genesis sedans The driver may operate the vehicle with the parking brake partially engaged. This can affect the brake performance,  increasing the risk of a crash. Dealers will. replace malfunctioning switches that are supposed to indicate when the parking brake is applied. This service is free of charge.
The connecting rod bearings inside the engine may wear prematurely, which over time can result in engine damage. increasing the risk of a crash. 128,948 model years 2015-2016 Veloster, 2012 Santa Fe, 2011-2013 Sonata Hybrid, and 2016 Sonata Hybrid vehicles. A damaged engine can increase the risk of a fire or it can cause an engine stall. Dealers will inspect the engine and replace it if bearing damage is found. Dealers will also install a software update containing a new Knock Sensor Detection System (KSDS). Repairs will be performed free of charge.

Is my Hyundai affected by the Takata Airbag Recall?

No Hyundai vehicle has been included in the Takata Airbag Safety Recall which covers millions of vehicles. In any case, it is best to run check other recalls for your specific Hyundai model.

Can I search recalls for a Hyundai using a license plate number?

Yes, you can also check recalls for a Hyundai using the license plate number. license plate lookup links you to the VIN of the vehicle and generates a full report covering tons of information including recalls and defects.

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Why should I run a Hyundai Recall Check?

Checking if a Hyundai is affected by a recall is a basic responsibility for an owner, buyer and even a seller and here’s why it matters for both new and used cars:

  1. Check for Hyundai safety defects. Safety issues that lead to injury, crash, accident, fire or death were found in around 97 percent of 1,266 recalled Hyundai vehicles sold during a 31-year period ending in 2016.
  2. Check for Hyundai compliance to federal safety standards. You need to check if your vehicle meets the minimum performance requirements for parts of the vehicle that most affect its safe operation or protect drivers and passengers from death or serious injury in the event of a crash. 
  3. Ensure buyer confidence. Whether you’re buying a Hyundai or selling it, running a recall check can help you identify if there are any issues that may affect the car’s reliability and maintenance. 
  4. Resolve issues promptly. A recall does not necessarily mean you are in danger. However, a recall should be taken seriously. You would want to know if there is an issue and get the issue resolved as soon as possible. 

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