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Hyundai recalls over 130,000 Sonatas due to possible Brake Fluid Leak

 

National Highway Traffic Safety Administration - NHTSAWashington, D.C. – Hyundai Motor Company (Hyundai) is recalling certain model year 2011 Sonata vehicles manufactured from December 11th, 2009, through September 1st, 2010.

The affected vehicles may experience a brake fluid leak from the two brake lines that connect the brake system’s master cylinder to the Hydraulic Electronic Control Unit (HECU) due to insufficient seal between the inner brake hose and metal brake line fitting.

2011 Hyundai Sonata

2011 Hyundai Sonata

Vehicle Information

Manufacturer: Hyundai Motor Company

Report Receipt Date: July 18th, 2014
NHTSA Campaign Number: 14V433000
Potential Number of Units Affected: 133,075

 

Vehicle Make / Model Model Year(s)
Hyundai / Sonata 2011

Consequence

If the brake lines leak brake sufficient fluid, the brake warning lamp in the instrument cluster will illuminate and longer stopping distance will be required, increasing the risk of a vehicle crash.

Remedy

Hyundai will notify owners, and dealers will replace the brake hoses with a revised service part, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin by the end of September 2014. Owners may contact Hyundai customer service at 1.800.633.5151. Hyundai’s number for this recall is 122.

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


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