Learning that your automobile may have been subject to a safety recall can be scary. Whether you received a recall notice in the mail or learned about recent Hyundai Tucson recalls on the internet or through another news source, it is important to stay up-to-date on safety issues that could result in serious personal injury.
According to a recent article in The New York Times, Hyundai sales in general have decreased at a rapid rate over the last eight years, with a 4.8 percent decline last year alone. While falling sales may have more to do with buyer preferences than safety matters, any Hyundai owners or potential buyers should be aware of potential defects.
There are currently four safety recalls for the 2016 Hyundai Tucson, and one recall for the 2017 Hyundai Tucson. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), recalls for the 2016 Hyundai Tucson concern the vehicle’s electrical system, exterior lighting, latches and locks, powertrain, and trailer hitches. The safety recall for the 2017 Hyundai Tucson, according to U.S. News & World Report, affects the vehicle’s electrical system and wiring. We have specific information for you about each of these recalls:
Recalls for the 2016 Hyundai Tucson
- Trailer brake lights may stay illuminated – NHTSA explains that trailer brake lights on the 2016 Hyundai Tucson may stay constantly illuminated. If trailer lights remain on constantly, the defect can increase the risk of a car accident. This particular problem results from a tow hitch module malfunction or defect.
- Inability to accelerate from a stop – Under certain driving conditions and high temperature, the vehicle may not move when the driver presses the accelerator pedal. If the vehicle will not move, the occupants could be subject to injury in an accident.
- Secondary hood latch may disengage – In certain cases, the secondary hood latch can open unexpectedly while the vehicle is in motion, thereby increasing the risk of a collision.
- Trailer turn signals may not work – A defect in the exterior lighting means that trailer turn signals can fail to illuminate, thus failing to clarify the driver’s intention to turn. When these lights do not function properly, an accident can happen.
Recall for the 2017 Hyundai Tucson
- Trailer brake lights can remain illuminated – This problem is the same one affecting 2016 Hyundai Tucson models that we listed above. In short, when trailer brake lights stay on, other drivers can get confused and a crash can occur.
Hyundai safety recalls occur because the affected vehicles can pose a risk of serious and even life-threatening injury to automobile occupants. If you learn that your Hyundai Tucson has been subject to a recall, it is extremely important to abide by the recommendations in the safety notice, or else you could be exposing yourself and others to bodily harm.
Owners of affected vehicles should have — or will — receive recall notices from Hyundai. The recall notice will provide more specific information for having the affected part replaced free of charge. If you need assistance, a lemon law attorney can speak with you.
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