2012 Hyundai Veloster Recalled for Parking Brake Problem


  • 2012 Hyundai Veloster Front

    2012 Hyundai Veloster Front

    Hyundai is recalling 4,490 2012 Hyundai Velosters equipped with manual transmissions because of a parking brake problem that could lead to vehicle roll-away. | December 19, 2012

Just the Facts:
  • Hyundai is recalling 4,490 2012 Hyundai Velosters equipped with manual transmissions because of a parking brake problem that could lead to vehicle roll-away, according to NHTSA.
  • Moisture and road grime may cause the parking brake components to bind.
  • The recall is expected to begin in January.

WASHINGTON — Hyundai is recalling 4,490 2012 Hyundai Velosters equipped with manual transmissions because of a parking brake problem that could lead to vehicle roll-away, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

"Moisture and road grime may cause the parking brake components to bind," said NHTSA in its summary of the problem. "If the parking brake components bind, the parking brake may not operate properly and the parking brake may drag while driving or may not fully engage when the vehicle is parked.

"If the parking brake is not fully engaged when parked, a manual transmission may move unintentionally, increasing the risk of a crash."

The affected Velosters were built from July 2, 2011 through February 27, 2012.

Hyundai dealers will replace the rear brake caliper assemblies. The recall is expected to begin in January. Owners can contact Hyundai at (800) 633-5151.

Edmunds says: There is a delay as Hyundai dealers wait for parts.

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