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Recall 05V316000

Electronic Stability Control May Be Oversensitive

Recall Details

The ESC may be oversensitive to the onset of oversteering while driving on banked curves, possibly causing the application of the front outside brake. Application of the brake by the inadvertent activation of the ESC may change the vehicle's line through the corner and result in a crash. Dealers will reprogram the ESC hydraulic electronic control unit. The recall began July 29, 2005. The Hyundai recall number is 070.

Our Quick Take

The Electronic Stability Control (ESC) may be oversensitive in some driving conditions. Application of the brake by the inadvertent activation of the ESC may result in a crash.

What Should You Do?

We at RepairPal have designated this a high priority recall; the ESC may be too sensitive. 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.

Affected Cars

Suspension & Steering, July 29, 2005

Original Recall from the NHTSA

Manufacturer's Report Date
July 29, 2005
NHTSA Action Number
N/A
Potential Number of Units Affected
1,970
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number
05V316000
Component
SUSPENSION:AUTOMATIC STABILITY CONTROL (ASC)
Summary
ON CERTAIN PASSENGER VEHICLES EQUIPPED WITH 3.3 LITER ENGINES AND ELECTRONIC STABILITY CONTROL (ESC), THE ESC MAY HAVE BEEN PROGRAMMED TO BE OVERSENSITIVE TO THE ONSET OF OVERSTEERING WHILE DRIVING ON BANKED CURVES, CAUSING INADVERTENT APPLICATION OF THE FRONT OUTSIDE BRAKE WHEN ESC ACTIVATION MAY NOT BE NEEDED.
Consequence
THIS MAY CAUSE THE VEHICLE TO SLOW AND MAY AFFECT THE PATH THAT THE VEHICLE IS TRAVELING. BRAKE APPLICATION CAUSED BY INADVERTENT ESC ACTIVATION MAY RESULT IN A CRASH.
Remedy
DEALERS WILL REPROGRAM THE ESC HYDRAULIC ELECTRONIC CONTROL UNIT. THE RECALL BEGAN ON JULY 29, 2005. OWNERS MAY CONTACT HYUNDAI AT 1-800-633-5151.
Notify
HYUNDAI RECALL NO. 070. 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.
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