NHTSA Issues Recall for Hyundai Veloster for Spontaneously Exploding Sunroof and Parking Brake

We previously reported that the NHTSA (National Highway Traffic Safety Administration) was looking into the reported spontaneously exploding glass roof of the Hyundai Veloster, and now they have reached a conclusion. However, they also found an additional problem with the car, so now they have issued two separate recalls.
Hyundai Veloster With Sunroof 1 photo
The first recall, which affects 13,500 cars, is the one regarding the sunroof, and the NHTSA has also found the reason behind it. They say that some cars may have had the glass panels weakened during their installation, and the already weakened glass is much more prone to braking at random and unexpected times, while driving and going over a large pothole, for instance.

The second recall deals with a problem the NHTSA found a problem with the parking brake on cars fitted with manual transmissions. Apparently, over longer periods of use, the mechanism can seize up, and may not fully engage when needed.

Both recalls begin in January of 2013, and all the defective parts will be replaced at no cost to the owners.


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