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Shattering Moon Roofs and Failing Breaks Force Hyundai Recall

Last Updated: 24 December, 2012

Hyundai announced last week they are recalling 2012 Velostars because of two separate issues.

The South Korean car company sold 32,886 units of the hatchback in the first eleven months of this year. But there have been reports that the panoramic moon roof can shatter, especially while the vehicle is in motion. In a report filed with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), Hyundai stated that vehicles made between November 1, 2011 through April 17, 2012 may have moon roofs that may have been weakened while at the factory.

The NHTSA stated they had 11 complaints of the panoramic glass breaking, seven of those while the vehicle was in motion. Some of those seven vehicles were traveling at highway speeds.

In a separate category, recall efforts will begin next month in regards to a parking brake defect. While it only affects manual transmissions, it was discovered that road grime and moisture may cause parking brake components to bind and cause a failure in the system.

Breaking parts on a vehicle can be distressing and frustrating when informed the vehicle is being recalled for faulty parts. If you or a loved one has been injured because of a recalled product, call Spiros Law, P.C. at Spiros Law, P.C. to explore your legal rights.