Hyundai Recalls Sonatas Over Flying Sunroof Panels

Posted: Oct 21 2016, 12:10pm CDT | by , in Cars & Vehicles


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Hyundai Recalls Sonatas Over Flying Sunroof Panels
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  • Hyundai Recalls Sonatas over Sunroof Panel Problem

The sunroofs can fly off!

Hyundai has recalled a total of 62,811 Sonatas which were built in the year 2015. The recall includes the new Sonatas and the Sonatas Hybrid. The recall has been made in order to solve a problem according to which the sunroof of these cars can fly off any time.

The panoramic sunroofs can detach any time and fly off while the car is being driven. The Hybrids were built from December 8th, 2014 to August 18th, 2015.

Whereas the normal Sonatas were built from May 28th, 2014 to March 18th, 2016. The recall will only affect the cars which have a panoramic sunroof, according to USAToday.

All the Hyundai Sonatas with panoramic sunroofs have wind and air deflectors at the front. It was seen that there is a bond that keeps the deflector in place.

If the bonding fails the deflectors can be detached which can in turn interfere with the glass of sunroof. This can interfere with the closing of sunroof.

The interference also have been found to detach the glass completely from the roof it comes in contact with it while closing. The warning signs that have been noted for the problem include, increased noise of panel when the sun roof is closed or the roof might not fully open or close.

Hyundai has received a complaint of detaching of sunroof. However no injuries or casualties were reported. The owners that have the affected cars will have to bring them to a Hyundai dealer which will inspect the vehicle.

The bonding will be tested and it will get a new bonding for deflector anchor. The repair will be free of cost for the customers who are facing the problem.

Owners will be notified via mail from company starting from December. After that owners will be able to call Hyundai helpline to take appointment.

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