Hyundai & Kia’s Issues With Trunk Latches
This week, a large Hyundai and Kia recall, as well as a Ram recall involving heavy-duty pickup trucks, were issued due to defective trunk latches and airbag inflators..
As per a pair of National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) warnings released this week, over 600,000 Hyundai and Kia vehicles are being recalled because of a defective trunk latch that might trap a person or a thing.
According to NHTSA, the faulty trunk latches could become damaged and impossible to be released from the inside, potentially locking something in the trunk.
The following vehicles are included in the recall:
- 2016–2017 Hyundai Azera
- 2018–2020 Hyundai Accent
- 2016–2018 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid
- 2017–2018 Hyundai Sonata
- 2018–2019 Kia Rio
- 2016–2018 Kia Forte Koup
- 2016–2018 Kia Forte
Owners will be contacted beginning October 1; from there, they can take their recalled vehicles to a dealer for a free latch assembly replacement.
Consumers can determine whether their vehicles are subject to recalls by visiting the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s website and providing their 17-digit vehicle identification number.
Editor’s Note on Hyundai & Kia Trunk Latch Recall 2021:
This article is written to inform you of the latest recall initiated by Hyundai and Kia over defective trunk latches. A similar recall was initiated recently for Toyato & Subaru over faulty fuel pumps.
Case Name & No.: Hyundai & Kia Trunk Latch Recall 2021
Products/Services: Faulty trunk latches
Reason: Hyundai and Kia’s defective trunk latch might trap a person/thing.
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