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Hyundai Sonata recall 08E021000

Replacement Headlight Assemblies May Not Conform to Federal Safety Standards
Electrical & Lights, February 13, 2008

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Replacement headlamp assemblies may not conform to the Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard. Improper aiming of the headlight may result in poor visibility, which can lead to a crash.


No action required. No units were ever sold to the public.


Replacement headlamp assemblies may not conform to the Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard because they may not have been aligned properly and fail to conform to the photometric requirements. Improper aiming of the headlight may result in poor visibility and possibly result in a crash. Dealers were notified and returned their supply of headlights to Hyundai. The Hyundai recall number is 080.

Original Recall from the NHTSA

Model Year(s): 2006, 2007, 2008

Mfr's Report Date:
February 13, 2008

NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 08E021000

NHTSA Action Number: N/A

Component: EXTERIOR LIGHTING:HEADLIGHTS

Potential Number of Units Affected: 4085

Summary: HYUNDAI-KIA IS RECALLING 4,085 REPLACEMENT HEADLAMP ASSEMBLIES SOLD FOR USE ON 2006-2008 SONATA AND AZERA VEHICLES. THESE HEADLAMP ASSEMBLIES MAY NOT HAVE BEEN ALIGNED PROPERLY AND FAIL TO CONFORM TO THE PHOTOMETRIC REQUIREMENTS OF FEDERAL MOTOR VEHICLE SAFETY STANDARD NO. 108, LAMPS, REFLECTIVE DEVICES, AND ASSOCIATED EQUIPMENT.

Consequence: IMPROPER AIMING OF THE HEADLAMP MAY RESULT IN POOR VISIBILITY POSSIBLY RESULTING IN A VEHICLE CRASH.

Remedy: HYUNDAI-KIA DEALERS HAVE BEEN NOTIFIED AND INSTRUCTED TO RETURN THEIR SUPPLY TO HYUNDAI MOTOR AMERICA. NONE OF THE HEADLAMPS WERE SOLD AS RETAIL. AS A RESULT, AN OWNER NOTIFICATION LETTER WILL NOT BE ISSUED.

Notes: HYUNDAI-KIA RECALL CAMPAIGN 080.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.

Recall data provided by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

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