Vehicles Affected: Approximately 81,000 model-year 2016 Hyundai Tucson SUVs manufactured from May 19, 2015, through March 14, 2016
The Problem: If the primary hood latch has been released, and the vehicle is driven, the secondary hood latch may not adequately secure the hood to prevent it from opening while the vehicle is in motion. If the primary hood latch is inadvertently released and the secondary latch cannot secure the hood, the hood may unexpectedly open while driving, increasing the risk of a crash.
The Fix: Dealers will replace the secondary hood latch for free.
What Owners Should Do: Hyundai will begin notifying owners on July 15. Owners can call the automaker at 855-371-9460 or the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s vehicle-safety hotline at 888-327-4236, or go to www.safercar.gov, for more info.
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