2012 Hyundai Veloster Recalled Because Sunroof May Shatter


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    Hyundai is recalling 13,500 2012 Hyundai Velosters equipped with panoramic sunroofs because the glass panel may break while the vehicle is in motion. | December 19, 2012

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Just the Facts:
  • Hyundai is recalling 13,500 2012 Hyundai Velosters equipped with panoramic sunroofs because the glass panel may break while the vehicle is in motion, according to NHTSA
  • Hyundai told federal safety regulators it is not aware of any accidents as a result of the glass shattering, but it has received five reports of "minor cutting injuries" related to the recall.
  • The recall is expected to begin in January.

WASHINGTON — Hyundai is recalling 13,500 2012 Hyundai Velosters equipped with panoramic sunroofs because the glass panel may break while the vehicle is in motion, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

"The panoramic sunroof assembly may be weakened during installation at the factory," said NHTSA in its summary of the problem. "If the assembly was weakened at the factory, the panoramic glass panel may break while the vehicle is in motion, leading to personal injury or a vehicle crash."

Hyundai told federal safety regulators it is not aware of any accidents as a result of the glass shattering, but it has received five reports of "minor cutting injuries" related to the recall. The Korean automaker said it has identified 76 warranty claims and 20 customer complaints linked to the recall.

NHTSA opened an investigation into the Veloster's sunroof in October after receiving 11 customer complaints alleging that the panoramic sunroof shattered on 2012 Velosters.

The affected Velosters were built from November 1, 2011 through April 17, 2012.

Hyundai dealers will replace the sunroof glass assembly. The recall is expected to begin in January. Owners can contact Hyundai at 1-800-633-5151.

Edmunds says: There is a bit of a delay to fix the 2012 Velosters as Hyundai dealers wait for parts.

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