Recall: 883,000 Hyundai Sonata sedans for shifter failures
Faulty transmission shift cables could cause 2011-14 models to roll away or stay stuck in park.
The 2011-2014 Sonata has a transmission shift cable that can separate from the gear selector and may cause the actual gear to be different from the gear selected by the driver. For example, the vehicle may not be in park and could roll away -- even if the gear selector is in the park position. Also, the car may not be able to restart if the car shuts down in a drive gear and cannot be shifted out of park, despite the gear selector being able to move.
Hyundai said the shift cable eyelet on the affected cars could be too wide and the cable tab that's attached to it could be too narrow, hence a possibility that the two can separate. The automaker said it has received 1,171 warranty claims and seven owner complaints. Repairs will start in the third quarter and the automaker will reimburse any owners who had the problem fixed before the recall.
In May, Hyundai recalled 137,500 Tucson SUVs for airbag components that could come loose from their mountings. In April 2013, the 2011 Sonata was included in a recall of 1.9 million cars for brake light problems, that among other things, could affect the shift-lock system and prevent the shifter from moving out of park.
Hope they can get the part I been waiting on a visor for 5 months and still don't have it Hyundai has a problem with getting the right parts!
I have the Elantra. The car has never given me any major problems. However, I have found that the car creeps forward even when I have my foot on the brake. Usually no problem, I just stomp on the brake harder but it did cause me to bump into another car once. Unfortunately the car bumped had a trailer hitch. I now have a little ventilation in my front bumper.
I wonder when they'll realize that it's not just a Sonata issue.
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