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Hyundai Latest Updates: Hyundai Recalls 63,000 Sedans For Flying Roof Fiasco

By Edge Ison , Oct 24, 2016 04:31 AM EDT

Hyundai just recalled 63,000 units due to an issue with their sunroof. Two Sonata sedan models numbering 62,811 had to be taken back....

The 2015 and 2016 Sonata made between May 28, 2014 to March 8, 2014 were singled out after it as discovered that the deflector along the sunroof was poorly attached. There is a possibility that the wind deflector may affect the sunroof's parts which in turn may cause the glass panel to detach.

The risk of an accident is high in the instance that a glass panel falls off. If the glass of the sun roof goes flying off, either it will affect the Sonata's driver or another driver in another car.

Fortunately, there are no reports of accidents caused by the flying sun roof. However, there have been a number of cases reported that the deflector plates are getting detached from the car.

CNET reports that owners of the specified Sonata will know if there is a potential for their sunroof falling off when they are having problems with closing the sunroof. Also, if they notice that the wind deflector is a little loose, then there is a possibility that the glass panel may be detached later on.

The recalled cars will get repairs to make sure the deflectors stay in place. Owners can bring their cars to their dealers

This is the second recall for the Korean car manufacture in a matter of days. Another 84,000 units were recalled due to a configuration issue. A wiring problem can potentially cause the air bag to not function properly. Genesis Coupes from 2010 to 2016 were recalled because of faulty electrical connectors that may render the air bags at the passenger seat useless. The issue may cause the sensor of the air bag to become disconnected.

Hyundai stated that there have been no reports of physical injuries related to the faulty air bags.

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