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Recall 16V147000

Trailer Hitch Wiring Turn Signal Operation Failure

Recall Details

The trailer hitch wiring harness may be defective and not activate an installed trailer's turn signals as appropriate. Dealers will update the tow hitch wiring harness free of charge to resolve the concern.

Our Quick Take

For vehicles equipped with a trailer hitch and wiring harness, the turn signals of the trailer may not operate as expected when activated. This is due to an issue with the wiring harness. This could result in a crash if other motorists can not determine the driver's intent to turn.

What Should You Do?

Recalls on your Hyundai must be performed by a Hyundai dealership. Hyundai will begin notifying known owners of affected vehicles in May, 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. The Hyundai recall number is 142.

Affected Cars

Electrical & Lights, March 10, 2016

Original Recall from the NHTSA

Manufacturer's Report Date
March 10, 2016
NHTSA Action Number
N/A
Potential Number of Units Affected
2,263
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number
16V147000
Component
EXTERIOR LIGHTING
Summary
Hyundai Motor America (Hyundai) is recalling certain model year 2016 Hyundai Tucson vehicles manufactured May 26, 2015 to January 15, 2016 and equipped with an accessory trailer hitch harness either included with the accessory trailer hitch or sold as a service part. In the affected vehicles, when the vehicle's engine is running and the brake lights are illuminated, if the turn signal is activated, the trailer turn signal lights will either turn off or remain continuously illuminated (not flash). As such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard Number 108, " Lamps, Reflective Devices, and Associated Equipment."
Consequence
Failure to illuminate the trailer's turn signal lights would prevent the communication of the driver's intent, increasing the risk of a crash.
Remedy
Hyundai will notify owners, and dealers will update the tow hitch harness, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin May 6, 2016. Owners may contact Hyundai customer service at 1-855-371-9640. Hyundai's number for this recall is 142.
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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