The affected vehicles are being recalled because the brake light switch can fail prematurely, resulting in the loss of brake light operation. Other systems that may be affected include: cruise control, push-button start, gear shifter, and Electronic Stability Control (ESC) system. Dealers will replace the brake light switch to correct this concern.
Hyundai found that a support bracket for the headliner could come loose when the side curtain airbags are deployed. In the event the side airbag is deployed, the bracket could come loose and cause injury to the occupants. Dealers will apply adhesive strips to the headliner to correct this concern.
During its installation at the factory, the panoramic sunroof assembly may have been weakened. As a result the sunroof glass may break unexpectedly while driving which could leak to personal injury and/or a vehicle crash. Dealers will inspect the integrity of the sunroof and replace the glass assembly as necessary to correct this concern.
The rear brakes on the 2012 Veloster contain certain components of the parking brake system. Moisture and road grime that collects on the rear brakes may cause the parking brake components to bind, and potentially fail to work properly. This is only affecting vehicles equipped with manual transmissions. If the parking brake is not fully engaged when parked, the vehicle may move unexpectedly, increasing the risk of a crash. Hyundai dealers will replace both rear brake calipers to correct this concern.
The panoramic sunroof assembly may have been weakened during its installation at the factory. As a result, the glass panel may break while driving, resulting in personal injury or a vehicle crash. Dealers will inspect the sunroof and replace the glass assembly as necessary.
Hyundai is recalling certain 2007 through 2009 Santa Fe models because the air bag system may not properly detect a smaller occupant in the passenger seat. Improper detection may cause the front passenger airbag not to deploy in the event of a crash, increasing the risk of injury to the front passenger. Dealers will update the occupant classification software to correct this concern. The Hyundai recall number is 105.
Hyundai is recalling certain 2012-2013 Sonata passenger cars, the side curtain airbags may inflate unexpectedly - Without a deployment command from the control module. Unexpected deployment would increase the risk of injury to vehicle occupants. It would also be a significant driver distraction and would limit the driver's visibility, increasing the risk of a crash. Dealers will replace the side curtain air bags to correct this concern. The Hyundai recall number is 106.
On certain vehicles, the center rear seat belt may incorporate a release mechanism that detaches both the lap and shoulder portion at the belt's lower anchor point. This design may not meet federal safety standards. If this seat belt is not properly anchored, it could increase the risk of personal injury in the event of a crash. Dealers will replace the center rear seat belts in vehicles currently in dealer inventory. It has yet to be decided if vehicles already delivered to customers will be recalled.
The clock spring electrical contact for the driver's airbag may become damaged through normal usage over time. The electrical circuit will experience a high resistance condition and in the event of a crash, the driver's airbag will not deploy, increasing the risk of personal injury. Dealers will replace the contact assembly as necessary to correct this condition. The Hyundai recall number is 103.
The right intermediate drive shaft may suffer from noise and excessive wear due to misalignment with the transmission right side output gear. As the splines on the intermediate shaft wear, a whirring and/or whining noise may develop and eventually result in damage to the automatic transmission output gear. Severe wear of the splines could result in a loss of drive force to the wheels, increasing the risk of a crash. Dealers will inspect the right side output gear and intermediate shaft and replace worn parts as necessary. Alignment of the intermediate shaft will also be inspected and corrected if needed. This recall is expected to begin during May 2011. The Hyundai recall number is 102.