More than 30,000 Hyundai Santa Fe SUVs recalled

Bonnet issue to be fixed

A recall of more than 30,400 Hyundai Santa Fe SUVs sold in Australia has been initiated amidst concerns the bonnet could open unexpectedly while driving.

The recall is being overseen by the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) and involves Hyundai Santa Fe vehicles sold in Australia between the 2nd of April 2012 and the 1st of July 2016.

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Is your Hyundai Santa Fe involved? Check your VIN (Vehicle Identification Number) here.

The recall notice advises that the secondary bonnet latch cable has a risk of being corroded.

If this occurs, it may fail to engage the secondary latch.

What are the hazards?

If the bonnet is not secured correctly there is a risk of the bonnet lifting while the vehicle is in motion.

This will restrict the driver’s visibility, posing a risk of injury to the vehicle occupants and other road users.

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Affected owners will be contacted by direct mail by Hyundai Australia and asked to contact their local Hyundai dealer to arrange an appointment for the inspection and repair of the vehicle.

Further info is also available from Hyundai dealerships direct, or Hyundai Customer Care on 1800 186 306.

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