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Recall 15V871000

Brakes Apply Unexpectedly

Recall Details

A malfunction of a sensor in the electronic stability control system may cause the brakes to apply unexpectedly while driving. This can cause loss of vehicle control. Dealers will verify the proper calibration of the electronic stability control sensors, and update the system's software calibration free of charge to resolve the concern.

Our Quick Take

The brakes may apply unexpectedly while driving, which can result in a loss of vehicle control. 

What Should You Do?

Recalls on your Hyundai must be performed by a Hyundai dealership. Hyundai will begin notifying owners of affected vehicles starting in February 2016. 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.

Brakes, December 23, 2015

Original Recall from the NHTSA

Manufacturer's Report Date
December 23, 2015
NHTSA Action Number
N/A
Potential Number of Units Affected
155,000
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number
15V871000
Component
ELECTRONIC STABILITY CONTROL
Summary
Hyundai Motor America (Hyundai) is recalling certain model year 2011-2012 Elantra vehicles manufactured October 29, 2010, to October 25, 2011. Due to an electronic stability control (ESC) sensor malfunction, the brakes for one or more wheels may be applied unexpectedly and the engine power may be reduced. These symptoms will be accompanied by illumination of the ESC indicator lamp in the instrument cluster.
Consequence
If the one or more of the brakes are inappropriately applied, control of the vehicle may be lost, increasing the risk of a crash.
Remedy
Hyundai will notify owners, and dealers will verify the proper operation of the ESC sensors, and update the ESC system's calibration, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin February 19, 2016. Owners may contact Hyundai customer service at 1-800-633-5151. Hyundai's number for this recall is 137.
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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