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Recall 11V259000

Red Reflectors in Rear Bumper Require Replacement

Body, Interior & Misc., April 20, 2011
Affected Cars

Hyundai

RepairPal Expert Overview

Our Quick Take:

The red reflectors installed in the rear bumper do not meet Federal safety standards. This could lead to reduced visibility of the rear of the vehicle, increasing the risk of a crash.

What Should You Do?

This could be considered a medium priority recall; this would change to high for owners who park their vehicles on a dark or dimly lit street. 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.

Summary:

The red reflectors in the rear bumper do not meet the Federal safety standards for photometry, in this case, the amount of light reflected. This may make your vehicle hard to see, increasing the risk of a crash. Dealers will replace the rear reflector assemblies. This recall is expected to begin during June 2011. The Hyundai recall number is 101.

Original Recall from the NHTSA

Manufacturer's Report Date: April 20, 2011

NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 11V259000

NHTSA Action Number: N/A

Component: EXTERIOR LIGHTING

Potential Number of Units Affected: 7,829

Summary: HYUNDAI IS RECALLING CERTAIN MODEL YEAR 2010 TUCSON VEHICLES MANUFACTURED FROM FEBRUARY 27, 2010, THROUGH APRIL 17, 2010 FOR FAILING TO COMPLY WITH FEDERAL MOTOR VEHICLE SAFETY STANDARD NO. 108, "LAMPS, REFLECTIVE DEVICES, AND ASSOCIATED EQUIPMENT," FOR THE PHOTOMETRY REQUIREMENTS OF THE REAR REFLECTOR ASSEMBLIES INSTALLED IN THE REAR BUMPERS.

Consequence: THIS COULD LEAD TO REDUCED VISIBILITY OF THE REAR OF THE VEHICLE, INCREASING THE RISK OF A CRASH.

Remedy: DEALERS WILL REPLACE THE REAR REFLECTOR ASSEMBLIES, FREE OF CHARGE. THE SAFETY RECALL IS EXPECTING TO BEGIN DURING JUNE 2011. OWNERS MAY CONTACT HYUNDAI'S CUSTOMER ASSISTANCE CENTER AT 1-800-633-5151.

Notes: HYUNDAI'S SAFETY RECALL NO. 101. 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.

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