WFLA reports on two Hyundai recalls that affect more than 600,000 vehicles. At least 437,000 Santa Fe and Santa Fe Sport SUVs manufactured between 2013 and 2017 have been recalled due to hood latch issues. According to The Car Connection, the cable for the secondary latch is prone to corrosion, which could cause the hood to open if the primary latch fails.
The second recall affects more than 161,000 Sonata and Genesis models manufactured between 2015 and 2016. The parking brake switch in these vehicles is susceptible to corrosion, which can prevent the warning light from activating when the parking brake is engaged.
These two recalls were announced shortly after the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration revealed that it is investigating a 1.7-million vehicle recall that involved Hyundai and Kia. The NHTSA will evaluate how the recalls were carried out and whether they included enough vehicles. If the NHTSA finds that the recalls were not conducted properly, it can impose fines on the two auto manufacturers.
Vehicle recalls are alarmingly common in the United States. Unfortunately, many people do not learn about recalls until a defective auto part causes a serious accident.
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What Should I Do If My Vehicle Was Recalled?
Vehicle recalls are typically issued to address a dangerous defect, so if your car was recalled, it is important that you take immediate action. Follow these three steps:
- Investigate the Recall
You can find information about vehicle recalls on the NHTSA website. Use your 17-character Vehicle Identification Number to research your specific car.
- Call Your Vehicle Manufacturer
Call your manufacturer to find out the steps you need to take to get your vehicle repaired or replaced, or to receive a refund. The nature of the recall will determine which of these options is offered by your manufacturer.
- Contact an Injury Lawyer
If you were hurt or lost a loved one in a crash that the vehicle defect caused, contact an accident attorney to discuss your case. Your lawyer will evaluate your situation to determine if you have grounds for a product liability claim. Your attorney will answer your questions, gather evidence, calculate your damages, and help you fight for the maximum compensation.
A Marksville injury lawyer from Laborde Earles Law Firm can help you navigate the claims process and avoid costly mistakes. Call 800-522-6733 today to schedule a free initial consultation.