Hyundai is recalling more than 63,000 model-year 2020 Sonata, Sonata Hybrid, and 2019 Genesis G70 vehicles. The trunk latch may become damaged and prevent the opening of the trunk from the inside. These vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard No. 401, “Internal Trunk Release” and increase the risk of injury if a person becomes trapped inside the trunk compartment.

Owner notification letters are expected to be mailed on May 20, 2022. Owners may contact Hyundai customer service 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 inspect the trunk latch and replace the trunk latch base, as necessary.

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.