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Hyundai Sonata recall 10V070000

One or Both Front Doors May Open Unexpectedly
Body, Interior & Misc., March 12, 2010

RepairPal Expert Overview

The front door can remain in the unlatched position. As a result, a front door may open unexpectedly while the vehicle is in motion, increasing the risk of injury.


We at RepairPal have designated this a high priority recall. A front door may open without warning. Please contact your Hyundai dealer. They will check to see if your specific vehicle is affected and advise you as to what to do next. Always have your vehicle identification number (VIN) handy when you call.


The front inside door switch can remain in the unlatched position. As a result, one or both of the front doors could open unexpectedly while the vehicle is in motion, increasing the risk of personal injury. Dealers will replace the affected latches. This recall is expected to begin by March 12, 2010. The Hyundai recall number is 096.

Original Recall from the NHTSA

Model Year(s): 2011

Mfr's Report Date:
March 12, 2010

NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 10V070000

NHTSA Action Number: N/A

Component: LATCHES/LOCKS/LINKAGES:DOORS:LATCH

Potential Number of Units Affected: 5893

Summary: 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.

Consequence: 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.

Remedy: 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.

Notes: 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.

Recall data provided by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

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