Approximately 429,700 model-year 2006-11 Hyundai Elantra sedans and model-year 2007-11 Hyundai Elantra Touring wagons are being recalled due to issues with the antilock brake system. Moisture may enter the antilock brake system module causing an electrical short, which could cause an engine compartment fire even when the car is turned off, increasing the risk of injury.
Hyundai will begin notifying owners on April 3. Owners can call the automaker at 855-371-9460 or the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s vehicle-safety hotline at 888-327-4236 to learn more.
To fix the problem, dealers will install a relay in the vehicle’s main junction box to prevent the risk of an antilock brake system short circuit while the car is turned off.
Vehicle manufacturers are legally required to repair any recalled issues or replace the defective part for free under the Highway Safety Act of 1970. If the dealership refuses to fix the problem or attempts to charge you for the repair, contact the manufacturer immediately.
Lemon Law Group Partners can assist car owners if they encounter any problems during the recall process with the manufacturer. Our attorneys deal directly with the manufacturer on the client’s behalf to quickly resolve the problem. In many cases, the attorneys get paid directly from the manufacturer so the client does not have to pay any attorneys’ fees to obtain legal counsel. For more information and a free consultation call 888-668-8581.