Hyundai Sonata

Hyundai recalls Sonata because sunroof could fly off in traffic

Hyundai introduced a recall for 62,811 units of the Sonata after finding that the mid-size automobile’s scenic sunroof might fly off in traffic and careen into other automobiles.

The Korean car manufacturer said there were no reported crashes or injuries that have taken place because of the problem.

However the automaker had multiple reports of sunroofs separating, as per a file documented with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA).

The voluntary recall includes 2015 and 2016 Sonata sedans assembled at Hyundai’s plant located in Alabama from May 28, 2014, through March 18, 2016, and 2015 and 2016 Sonata hybrids developed there from December 8, 2014, through August 18, 2015.

The car manufacturer said the problem comes from a wind deflector placed at the front of the sunroof to minimized noise. The part may not have actually been well connected.

“If the wind deflector ends up being partly detached from its installing points after the sunroof is opened, it can hinder the moveable sunroof panel while the sunroof is being closed,” Hyundai informed NHTSA. “The tempered glass sunroof panel can separate from the sunroof assembly because of interference with the wind deflector, or if the consumer attempts to force the sunroof panel closed.”

Hyundai stated it first started investigating the matter in March after receiving the preliminary grievance. It did not receive extra reports up until August.

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