Hyundai has announced a new recall for the Veloster because of a problem with the model’s parking break.
After announcing a previous recall not too long ago, for the same Veloster, because of the panoramic glass roof, which might shatter, Hyundai is now telling us that the Velosters equipped with a manual transmission will have to be taken back to the dealers, because of a problem with the parking brake. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, 4,490 units of the 2012 Hyundai Veloster, equipped with a manual transmission, will be affected by this problem.
“Moisture and road grime may cause the parking brake components to bind. If the parking brake components bind, the parking brake may not operate properly and the parking brake may drag while driving or may not fully engage when the vehicle is parked. If the parking brake is not fully engaged when parked, a manual transmission may move unintentionally, increasing the risk of a crash”, as the NHTSA is saying in its summary of the problem.
The affected Hyundai Velosters have been produced between the 2nd of July, 2011, and the 27th of February, 2012. The company’s dealers will replace the rear brake caliper assemblies and the recall will begin in January. Meanwhile, owners are being advised to contact Hyundai at 1-800-633-5151.