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Hyundai Recalls Elantra, Other Vehicles for Electrical Problem

» Posted June 5, 2024Resources | Share This Post

Hyundai is recalling more than 13,500 vehicles over a defect that puts them at risk of accidents, according to the automaker.

The cars could unexpectedly lose power on the road, Hyundai recently told federal vehicles safety regulators. That is because of a problem with sensors in the cars’ exhaust systems, said in a defect notice filed with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

“The exhaust gas recirculation (‘EGR’) valve assembly in the subject vehicles may contain a sensor that was contaminated with solder flux during supplier manufacturing, which could potentially result in an electrical short.,” Hyundai said. That, in turn, could ultimately result in “a sudden loss of motive power during operation.”

“Sudden, unexpected loss of motive power could increase the risk of a crash, especially at high speeds,” Hyundai added.

The recall covers certain Hyundai Elantra, Kona and Venue vehicles from model year 2024. 

Hyundai plans to notify owners of recalled vehicles by the end of June, it said in the NHTSA notice. Car owners can check NHTSA’s website in the meantime to see if their vehicles are covered by the recall.

The company will ask owners of recalled cars to bring their vehicles to authorized service providers for inspection and repair. It also will “provide owners of affected vehicles reimbursement for out-of-pocket expenses incurred to obtain a remedy for the recall condition,” Hyundai said.

Hyundai Fire Risks

These kinds of recalls have become all too common for Hyundai and other major vehicle manufacturers. Hyundai recently has had a specific problem with fire risks in its vehicles.

Hyundai and Kia recently announced a massive recall over fire risks in some 3.4 million vehicles. They said at the time that brake fluid leaks could cause the cars to go up in flames. 

The companies over the summer called back some 92,000 vehicles, including Hyundai Palisade sport utility vehicles, and Tucson, Sonata, Elantra and Kona models. They said damaged printed circuit boards could cause fires in the cars.

Just five months earlier, Hyundai and Kia recalled some 571,000 vehicles over separate fire risks.

Know Your Lemon Law Rights

Car owners and lessors in California have some valuable rights and protections under the state’s lemon law.

The California lemon law requires automakers to perform a variety of repairs on vehicles while they are under warranty. It also requires the companies to buy back or replace cars that they cannot or simply refuse to fix. That includes covering the car’s purchase price, as well as financing fees, rental car costs and other related expenses.

There is no specific number of repair requests or attempts that must happen before the buyback or replace requirement kicks in. An experienced California lemon law attorney can help you understand your rights and take action.

Talk with a California Lemon Law Attorney

If you have been stuck with a defective or malfunctioning vehicle, a California lemon law attorney at Bickel Sannipoli APC can help you fight back.  

Call us at (888) 800-1983 or contact us online to speak with a California lemon law attorney.

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