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Recall 17V358000

Hood Opens Unexpectedly While Driving

Recall Details

The secondary hood latch cable may corrode and bind, resulting in the hood not securely being latched unexpectedly. The hood could open while the vehicle is being driven. Dealers will replace the secondary hood latch cable free of charge to resolve the concern.

Our Quick Take

The secondary hood latch cable may corrode and bind, causing the secondary hood latch to remain unlatched with the hood closed. This could result in the hood opening unexpectedly while driving, obstructing driver vision and possibly causing 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 June, 2017. 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., June 5, 2017

Original Recall from the NHTSA

Manufacturer's Report Date
June 5, 2017
NHTSA Action Number
N/A
Potential Number of Units Affected
437,400
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number
17V358000
Component
LATCHES/LOCKS/LINKAGES
Summary
Hyundai Motor America (Hyundai) is recalling certain 2013-2017 Santa Fe and Santa Fe Sport vehicles. In the affected vehicles, the secondary hood latch actuating cable may corrode and bind, causing the secondary hood latch to remain in the unlatched position when the hood is closed.
Consequence
If the hood is not securely closed or 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 owners, and dealers will replace the secondary latch cable, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin June 30, 2017. Owner's may contact Hyundai customer service at 1-855-671-3059. Hyundai's number for the recall is 163.
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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