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Recall 15V678000

Anti Lock Brake System Warning Light Does Not Illuminate

Recall Details

The anti-lock brake system warning light may not illuminate, and may fail to indicate a problem with the system to the driver. Dealers will update the anti-lock brake system control unit software free of charge to resolve the concern.

Our Quick Take

The warning light for the anti-lock brake system will not illuminate as intended when a failure of that system occurs. This can cause a lack of awareness of an anti-lock brake system failure, which can cause unexpected vehicle characteristics that could result in a crash.

What Should You Do?

Recall repairs on your Hyundai must be performed by a Hyundai dealership. Hyundai will notify owners of affected vehicles in December, 2015. If you do not receive a notification, but wish to check to see if your vehicle is included, please contact one of your local Hyundai dealerships. They will also check for any other uncompleted recalls on your vehicle. For best results, be prepared to provide your Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) to the service department consultant you speak with.

Affected Cars

Electrical & Lights, October 20, 2015

Original Recall from the NHTSA

Manufacturer's Report Date
October 20, 2015
NHTSA Action Number
N/A
Potential Number of Units Affected
64,744
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number
15V678000
Component
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM
Summary
Hyundai Motor America (Hyundai) is recalling certain model year 2015-2016 Sonata vehicles manufactured May 28, 2014, to August 21, 2015. The affected vehicles are equipped with an Antilock Braking System (ABS) warning light intended to warn the driver if there is an ABS malfunction. In the event of an ABS malfunction, the Brake System warning light will illuminate, but the ABS warning light will not illuminate. Since the vehicles have ABS malfunction lights that do not illuminate, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) number 135, "Light Vehicle Brake Systems."
Consequence
If the driver is alerted there is a brake system malfunction, but not specifically with the ABS system, the driver may operate the vehicle unaware that the vehicle's brakes may lock up during hard braking, increasing the risk of a crash.
Remedy
Hyundai will notify owners, and dealers will update the ABS control unit software, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin December 11, 2015. Owners may contact Hyundai customer service at 1-855-671-3059. Hyundai's number for this recall is 134.
Notify
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.
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