The Hyundai Sonata models are currently being affected by a recall which has been recently announced by the company because of the shift cable in the transmission, which may detach from the shift lever.
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, there are a total of 883,000 units of the Hyundai Sonata vehicles which will be affected by this shift cable recall. The NHTSA says that if this will detach from the shift lever, the gear indicated and the gear engaged might not match.
“If the vehicle is not in the ‘PARK’ position and the parking brake is not applied, there is a risk the vehicle will roll away as the driver and other occupants exit the vehicle or anytime thereafter. A vehicle rollaway increases the risk of injury to exiting occupants and bystanders”, says the NHTSA in its official press release.
The affected Hyundai Sonata vehicles are from the 2011 – 2014 model years and they have been produced between the 11th of December, 2009, and the 29th of May, 2014. Owners of these vehicles will be notified by Hyundai and the dealers will be inspecting and make the necessary repairs / replacements free of charge. For any extra details on the subject, owners can contact Hyundai at 1-800-633-5151 or the NHTSA at 1-888-327-4236.