Recalls: Hyundai Veloster recall for panoramic sunroofs extended by NHTSA
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A previously reported recall for 13,500 Hyundai Velosters has been extended by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. The original recall was for ones equipped with optional panoramic sunroofs, which could shatter while the car was in motion.

That said, an additional 6,071 units made in 2012 were recalled. The original recall was for Velosters built between November 1, 2011 and April 17, 2012. Now, they extend to ones built between July 4, 2011 and October 31, 2011.

The campaign is expected to launch next month where dealers will inspect infected cars and will replace the entire assembly as needed, free of charge.

For the press release, check it out after the jump.

Report Receipt Date: FEB 19, 2013
NHTSA Campaign Number: 13V051000
Component(s): VISIBILITY
Potential Number of Units Affected: 6,071

Vehicle Make – Model – Model Year(s)

HYUNDAI VELOSTER 2012

Manufacturer: Hyundai-Kia America Technical Center Inc

SUMMARY

Hyundai is recalling certain model year 2012 Veloster vehicles manufactured from July 4, 2011, through October 31, 2011 and equipped with panoramic sunroofs. The panoramic sunroof assembly may have been weakened during installation at the factory.

CONSEQUENCE

If the assembly was weakend at the factory, the panoramic glass panel may break while the vehicle is in motion leading to personal injury or a vehicle crash.

REMEDY

Hyundai will notify owners, and dealers will inspect the sunroof’s integrity and replace the sunroof glass assembly, as necessary, free of charge. The safety recall will begin in March 2013. Owners may contact Hyundai at 1-800-633-5151.

NOTES

Hyundai’s recall campaign number is 108. 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.

– By: Chris Chin


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