Hyundai has recently announced a recall for the 2012 Veloster models, equipped with panoramic sunroofs, because the glass panel may break.
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, a total of 13,500 units of the 2012 Hyundai Veloster vehicles, equipped with the panoramic sunroofs, will be affected by this recall and their owners will have to take a trip back to the dealers because the glass panel might break while the vehicle is in motion.
“The panoramic sunroof assembly may be weakened during installation at the factory. If the assembly was weakened at the factory, the panoramic glass panel may break while the vehicle is in motion, leading to personal injury or a vehicle crash”, as the NHTSA said in its summary of the problem.
No accidents or injuries have been related to this problem just yet but Hyundai has identified 76 warranty claims and 20 customer complaints because of the panoramic sunroof fitted onto the Veloster. The NHTSA has opened an investigation back in October after it has received 11 customer complaints of the panoramic sunroof shattering. The affected cars have been produced between the 1st of November, 2011, and the 17th of April, 2012. The company’s dealers will replace the sunroof glass assembly for free. The recall will begin in January. Meanwhile, owners can contact Hyundai at 1-800-633-5151.