If you’ve recently acquired a 2015 or 2016 Hyundai Sonata, beware that the sunroof may fly off. Apparently some of them may not have been attached properly, so the Korean automaker has issued a recall.
The issue affects an estimated 62,811 examples of the Sonata sedan manufactured between May 28, 2014, and March 18, 2016, as well as Sonata Hybrids built between December 8, 2014, and August 18, 2015. Of course it only affects those fitted with the sunroof option, so if yours has an uninterrupted tin top, you needn’t worry.
The problem, according to the recall notice, apparently stems from the wind deflector attached to the panoramic sunroof. So to fix it, dealers are being advised to repair the deflector anchor plate. The recall gets underway on December 2.
This latest campaign follows an earlier one for MY2016 Sonatas issued less than a month ago regarding defective driver’s side airbags, and another ongoing investigation by the NHTSA over the vehicles’ brakes locking up.