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Recall 16V843000

Hood Opens Unexpectedly While Driving

Recall Details

The secondary hood latch may bind and fail to secure the hood.  As a result, the hood may open while driving the car and restrict the view of the driver. Dealers will inspect, lubricate and replace the secondary latch as necessary free of charge to resolve the concern.

Our Quick Take

The hood may open unexpectedly while driving because the secondary hood latch may bind and not secure the hood properly in the closed position. This could restrict the driver's view and result in an accident.

What Should You Do?

Recall repairs on your Hyundai must be performed by a Hyundai dealership. Hyundai will notify known owners of affected vehicles beginning in December, 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 incomplete recalls on your vehicle. For best results, be prepared to provide your Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) to the service department consultant you speak with.

Body, Interior & Misc., November 21, 2016

Original Recall from the NHTSA

Manufacturer's Report Date
November 21, 2016
NHTSA Action Number
N/A
Potential Number of Units Affected
41,264
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number
16V843000
Component
LATCHES/LOCKS/LINKAGES
Summary
Hyundai Motor America (Hyundai) is recalling certain model year 2007-2008 Entourage vehicles manufactured February 16, 2006, to June 30, 2008. In the affected vehicles, the secondary hood latch may corrode and bind and remain in the unlatched position when the hood is closed.
Consequence
If the primary latch is inadvertently released and the secondary latch is not engaged, the hood could unexpectedly open while driving, increasing the risk of a vehicle crash.
Remedy
Hyundai will notify all of the owners. For vehicles originally sold, or ever registered, in Alaska, Connecticut, Delaware, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, North Dakota, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Dakota, Utah, Vermont, West Virginia, Wisconsin, and the District of Columbia, dealers will replace the secondary latch. For vehicles in any other state, dealers will inspect and either lubricate or replace the secondary latch, as necessary, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin December 9, 2016. Owners may contact Hyundai customer service at 1-800-633-5151. Hyundai's number for this recall is 154.
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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