Comes a curious but dangerous call to review from the United States. It’s the Hyundai Sonata that, according to the “National Highway Traffic Safety Administration”, could literally lose the panoramic sunroof. This call to review affected a total of 62.811 units of the Hyundai Sonata, marketed by the Korean firm in the United States. Units that must pass through the workshop to address this problem were produced between May 28, 2014 and on 18 August 2015.
Also affects the hybrid-powered variant which uses petrol and electricity and, surprisingly, the call to review only performs in the Hyundai Sonata with panoramic roof; What if your Sonata has been produced between those dates and not you bought with a panoramic sunroof, can be completely quiet. If your car equipped with it, the better that do not open it until you pass by the workshop.
The brand of South Korea has announced that the problem comes from a bad clamping of the wind deflector. A defective anchor part of this element can interfere with the operation of the same, which can lead to the driver or any occupant force to open it and this complete with glass flying through the road. Although it may seem comical, it would be a very dangerous situation. A glass of generous dimensions that ends up in the middle of a road, or worse yet, hitting a car that circulates a few meters further back, you can assume a serious accident.
So far, Hyundai says that nor you have information on any accident or injury resulting from this problem. At the beginning of December U.S. customers of the Hyundai Sonata with a sunroof will be notified by mail for convenient service. The first repairs will begin in the month of December and will not have any cost to owners of the affected vehicles.
Source – NHTSA