Hyundai vehicles have been found to have problems with roof moldings that can detach. In the Kia Telluride, the side airbags of the second row did not deploy or were deactivated in some cases.
Hyundai and Kia are going to recall 48,000 cars of three models due to manufacturing defects. They are related to airbags and roof moldings. This was reported on the Autoevolution website.
The recall will affect the Hyundai Tucson and Kia Telluride crossovers, as well as the Hyundai Santa Cruz pickup. All of them are intended for the American market.
The Hyundai Tucson and Santa Cruz have had problems with roof moldings that can detach. The manufacturer placed the blame on the Keumgang supplier who provided the mounting clips.
Hyundai Santa Cruz and Tucson found problems with moldings on the roof
The company’s report said that owners of problem cars can identify peeling roof moldings by wind noise in the roof area or by visible lifting/shifting of the moldings. A total of 10,528 Santa Cruz pickups built in 2022 and 2023 and 5,576 Tucson crossovers built in 2022 are being recalled.
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Dealers and owners will be notified of this recall no later than April 1. If this defect was corrected at the expense of the car owner, he must be reimbursed for all repair costs.
In addition, Kia wants to recall 31,943 Telluride crossovers, which were produced between September 1, 2022 and January 23, 2023. In the production of these cars, a manufacturing error was made, which caused the side airbags of the second row to deactivate or deploy incorrectly. The reason is a damaged wire harness.
Due to damaged wiring harnesses in the Kia Telluride, the side airbags of the second row may not deploy
As with the Hyundai Tucson and Santa Cruz, Kia blamed the incident on the wiring harness supplier. According to the company, the supplier provided smaller wire harnesses than required.
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