Hyundai Veloster recalled again over breaking sunroofs
Back in December 2012, Hyundai had recalled over 13,500 Veloster’s due to the possibility of panoramic sunroof shattering while the car is in motion. The company has now announced recall of a further 6071 units of Veloster for the same reason.
The first recall consisted of Veloster’s produced between November 1, 2011 and April 17, 2012. The second round of recalls consists of vehicles built from July 4, 2011 to October 31, 2011. The company states that these vehicles may have been fitted with sunroofs that were weakened during installation and could lead to breakages during motion which could cause bodily harm to occupants.
This second round of recall will commence from March 2013 while dealers have been instructed to inspect these sunroofs and replace the entire assembly if found substandard. These replacements will be done free of cost. Hyundai will be notifying the owners to bring their vehicles in for inspection and replacements if necessary. Owners in US may also contact Hyundai directly on their hot line number 1-800-633-5151 or could get in touch with National Highway Traffic Safety Administration vehicle Safety Hotline 1-888-327-4236 or at www.safercar.gov.