2012 Hyundai SONATA Power Train Automatic Transmission Recall

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2012 Hyundai SONATA Power Train Automatic Transmission Recall

 NHTSA Recall #104993
NHTSA Compaign #14V434000
MFG Compaign #123
 ManufacturerHyundai Motor Company
 SupplierHYUNDAI
 BrandHYUNDAI
 ModelSONATA
 Model Year2012
 ComponentPOWER TRAIN:AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION
 Date of notification12/09/14
 Begin date of manufacuring11/12/09
 End date of manufacturing29/05/14
Type of recallV
Recall initiatorMFR
 Report received18/07/14
 Report created18/07/14
Regulation part number
FMV safety standard number
Estimated number of affected units883000
 Defect summaryHyundai motor company (hyundai) is recalling certain model year 2011-2014 sonata vehicles manufactured december 11, 2009, through may 29, 2014. In the affected vehicles, the transmission shift cable may detach from from the shift lever pin.
 Consequence summaryIf the transmission shift cable detaches, the transmission gear selection may not match the indicated gear and the vehicle may move in an unintended or unexpected direction, increasing the risk of a crash. Furthermore, when the driver parks the vehicle, despite selecting the 'park' position, the transmission may not be in 'park.' if the vehicle is not in the 'park' position and the parking brake is not applied, there is a risk the vehicle will roll away as the driver and other occupants exit the vehicle or anytime thereafter. A vehicle rollaway increases the risk of injury to exiting occupants and bystanders.
 Corrective actionHyundai will notify owners, and dealers will inspect and, as necessary, repair the connection between the shift cable and shift lever, free of charge. The recall began in september 2014. Owners may contact hyundai customer service at 1-800-633-5151. Hyundai's number for this recall is 123.
 Recall notesOwners may also contact the national highway traffic safety administration vehicle safety hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (tty 1-800-424-9153).
  • What is Recall?

    A recall is when a product is removed from the market or a correction is made to the product because it is either defective or potentially harmful.
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    Non-conformance of a car component with the specified requirements, or non-fulfillment of user expectations, including the safety aspects.
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