HYUNDAI SANTA FE 2017: TRAILER HITCHES

Make : HYUNDAI Model : SANTA FE Year : 2017
Build Dates : 2015-11-28 - 2016-09-23
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number : 16V842000
Date Owner's Notified: 2017-01-13 Date Received by ODI: 2016-11-21 Date Added to Database: 2016-11-21
Manufacturers Involved: Hyundai Motor America
Manufacturer's Responsible for the Recall:
Manufacturer Campaign Number: 153
Component: TRAILER HITCHES
Potential Number Of Units Affected : 6172
Summary:
      Hyundai Motor America "Hyundai" is recalling certain model year 2016-2017 Tucson vehicles manufactured May 19, 2015, to November 14, 2016, and 2017 Santa Fe vehicles manufactured November 28, 2015, to November 14, 2016. The affected vehicles may be equipped with an accessory trailer hitch wiring harness that, due to a malfunction of the tow hitch module, may result, in the trailer brake lights being constantly illuminated. As such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard "FMVSS" number 108, " Lamps, Reflective Devices, and Associated Equipment."
Consequence:
      If the trailer brake lights stay illuminated while being used, other drivers may be confused, increasing the risk of a crash.
Remedy:
      Hyundai will notify owners, and dealers will replace the affected accessory trailer hitch wiring harnesses, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin January 13, 2017. Owners may contact Hyundai customer service at 1-800-633-5151. Hyundai's number for this recall is 153.
Report Initiator: MFR V Report
Regulation Part Number: Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard Number: 108
Notes:
      Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 'TTY 1-800-424-9153', or go to www.safercar.gov.