Korean auto manufacturer Hyundai announced it will voluntarily recall 62,811 2015 and 2016 Hyundai Sonata cars because the vehicle’s sunroof may fly off on the roadway and hit other motorists.
The automaker is not responding to reports of any actual incidents involving injuries, however, they have received reports about the panoramic sunroof detaching and recognize the potentially harmful situation that could occur due to the defect, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. The company was first alerted to the problem in March and had more complaints in August.
The defective part identified is a wind deflector installed in the front portion of the sunroof designed to reduce noise, but it appears it was not attached properly.
“If the wind deflector becomes partially detached from its mounting points after the sunroof is opened, it can interfere with the moveable sunroof panel while the sunroof is being closed,” Hyundai told NHTSA. “The tempered glass sunroof panel can detach from the sunroof assembly due to interference with the wind deflector, or if the customer tries to force the sunroof panel closed.”
The specific vehicles under recall were assembled at Hyundai’s manufacturing plant in Alabama between May 28, 2014 and March 18, 2016. Also, the 2015 and 2016 hybrids manufactured between December 8, 2014 and August 18, 2015.
Help for Hyundai Sonata Owners
Owners of Hyundai Sonata vehicles that have ongoing problems may be entitled to a buyback or compensation for their defective vehicle under California or federal lemon laws and warranties. Johnson Attorneys Group has helped thousands of drivers recoup their losses due to a defective vehicle.
If you have attempted repairs for the same problem at least three times and your vehicle is still covered by the manufacturer’s warranty, you may qualify for compensation. Also, if your vehicle has a dangerous problem, you may also qualify for help.
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