Electronic Stability Program May Recalibrate Inaccurately
Suspension & Steering, April 13, 2005
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Our Quick Take:
The ESP program may apply the brake at only one wheel. Unexpected application of the brake at one wheel may result in a loss of control and a crash.
What Should You Do?
Please contact your Hyundai dealer. They will check to see if your specific vehicle is affected and advise you on what to do next. Always have your vehicle identification number (VIN) handy when you call.
The yaw sensor for the Electronic Stability Program (ESP) may calibrate incorrectly and cause the ESP program to apply the brake at one wheel. Unexpected application of the brake at one wheel may result in a loss of control and a crash. Dealers will reprogram the ESP Hydraulic Control unit free of charge. The recall began on April 13, 2005. The Hyundai recall number is 068.
Manufacturer's Report Date:
April 13, 2005
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number:
NHTSA Action Number:
SUSPENSION:AUTOMATIC STABILITY CONTROL (ASC)
Potential Number of Units Affected:
ON CERTAIN SPORT UTILITY VEHICLES EQUIPPED WITH ELECTRONIC STABILITY PROGRAM (ESP), THE YAW RATE SENSOR MAY BECOME TOO SENSITIVE AND MAY RECALIBRATE INACCURATELY. WHILE DRIVING THE ESP PROGRAM MAY CAUSE THE ENGINE TO REDUCE POWER AND MAY CAUSE A BRAKE AT ONE OF THE WHEELS TO BE INAPPROPRIATELY.
BRAKE APPLICATION CAUSED BY INADVERTENT ESP ACTIVATION MAY RESULT IN LOSS OF CONTROL AND A CRASH.
DEALERS WILL REPROGRAM THE ESP HYDRAULIC ELECTRONIC CONTROL UNIT FREE OF CHARGE. THE RECALL BEGAN ON APRIL 13, 2005. OWNERS MAY CONTACT HYUNDAI AT 1-800-633-5151.
HYUNDAI RECALL NO. 068.CUSTOMERS 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