2011-2014, 2015 Hyundai Sonata Recalled
Earlier this month, Hyundai announced that it will be recalling select Sonata models for both potential transmission shift cable detachment and fractured brake calipers. Those affected by the cable detachment are from the 2011-2014 model years, while the 2015 Sonata is having issues with its brake calipers. Total affected vehicles rounds to almost 890,000 units. For the older models, the transmission shift cable may detach from the shift lever pin, and if this were to happen while being driven, gear selection may not match up, increasing the risk of an accident. Other potential risks include the vehicle moving in an unexpected or unintended direction. The 2015 Hyundai Sonata, thanks to a manufacturing error, has front brake calipers that may fracture, reducing brake effectiveness and increasing stopping distance. The likelihood of an accident becomes significantly higher. In both instances, Hyundai will notify the owners of the affected vehicles. Dealers will replace all affected parts from both recalls as necessary at no cost to the owner. For more information on the recalls, owners can contact Hyundai by phone at (800) 633-5151 with recall number 123 for the 2011-2014 models, and can use recall number 120 for the 2015 model. Source: NHTSA
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