The Parking Brake May Not Function Correctly
Brakes, December 7, 2012
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Our Quick Take:
2012 Veloster models equipped with a manual transmission are being recalled because the parking brake may not function correctly.
What Should You Do?
Hyundai will notify owners of affected vehicles during January, 2013. If you are experiencing problems with the parking brake, or you don't receive notification and you feel you should have, please contact your dealer. It’s helpful to have your vehicle identification number (VIN) handy when you call. The Hyundai recall number is 107.
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.
Manufacturer's Report Date:
December 7, 2012
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number:
NHTSA Action Number:
PARKING BRAKE:CONVENTIONAL:MECHANICAL:LINKAGE AND CABLE
Potential Number of Units Affected:
Hyundai is recalling certain model year 2012 Veloster vehicles manufactured from July 2, 2011, through February 27, 2012 and equipped with manual transmissions. Moisture and road grime may cause the parking brake components to bind.
If the parking brake components bind, the parking brake may not operate properly, and the parking brake may drag while driving or may not fully engage when the vehicle is parked. If the parking brake is not fully engaged when parked, a manual transmission may move unintentionally, increasing the risk of a crash.
Hyundai will notify owners, and dealers will replace the rear brake caliper assemblies free of charge. The safety recall will begin during January 2013. Owners may contact Hyundai at 1-800-633-5151.
Hyundai's recall campaign number is 107. Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.
Recall data provided by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration