Hyundai is recalling more than 466,000 model-year 2015-17 Sonatas and model-year 2016-17 Sonata Hybrids and Sonata Plug-In Hybrids due to a software malfunction for the turn signals. A faulty electronic component may cause the turn signal to intermittently activate in the opposite direction of what the driver intended, increasing the risk of a crash.
Hyundai will begin notifying owners on Nov. 19. 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 resolve the issue, dealers will update the Smart Junction Box software.
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.