Hyundai Recalling 2016-2017 Tucson vehicles

NHTSA CAMPAIGN NUMBER: 16V842000

Trailer Brakes May Stay Illuminated
If the trailer brake lights stay illuminated while being used, other drivers may be confused, increasing the risk of a crash.

NHTSA Campaign Number: 16V842000

Manufacturer Hyundai Motor America

Components ELECTRICAL SYSTEM, TRAILER HITCHES

Potential Number of Units Affected 5,669

Summary

Hyundai Motor America (Hyundai) is recalling certain model year 2016-2017 Tucson vehicles manufactured May 19, 2015, to November 14, 2016, and 2017 Santa Fe vehicles manufactured November 28, 2015, to November 14, 2016. The affected vehicles may be equipped with an accessory trailer hitch wiring harness that, due to a malfunction of the tow hitch module, may result, in the trailer brake lights being constantly illuminated. As such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) number 108, ” Lamps, Reflective Devices, and Associated Equipment.”

Remedy

Hyundai will notify owners, and dealers will replace the affected accessory trailer hitch wiring harnesses, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin January 13, 2017. Owners may contact Hyundai customer service at 1-800-633-5151. Hyundai’s number for this recall is 153.

Notes

Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.

Vehicles

MAKE MODEL YEAR
HYUNDAI SANTA FE 2017
HYUNDAI TUCSON 2016-2017


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