Hyundai Motor America has announced a recall for the Genesis Sedan because of a problem with a water leak which may cause an incorrect gear display.
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, owners of the Hyundai Genesis Sedan will have to take a trip back to the dealers because of a water leak into the rear combination lamp assembly which may lead to an incorrect gear display. If this is ignored, the vehicle may move in an unintended direction and the risk of a crash will increase.
“Water may leak into the rear combination lamp assemblies and cause an incorrect gear display on the instrument panel or a delay in the engagement of the selected gear when the vehicle is shifted from Park to Reverse or Drive. If the incorrect gear is being displayed, the vehicle may move in an unintended direction, increasing the risk of a crash”, said the NHTSA in its recall summary of the problem.
Owners of the affected Hyundai Genesis Sedan vehicles will be notified by the car manufacturer and the company’s dealers will be applying pads to prevent water intrusion into the combination lamp housing. This operation will be performed free of charge. The affected vehicles have been produced between the 21st of February 2014 and the 24th of January 2015. A notification schedule hasn’t been provided yet but owners can contact Hyundai customer service at 1 855 671 3059 or the NHTSA Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1 888 327 4236 for extra details on the topic.