Hyundai has issued two separate recalls for the 2012 Veloster today, one for the sunroofs which have been shattering, and one for a faulty parking brake which can bind.
The sunroof recall affects 13,500 Velosters, and is the result of being weakened at the factory during installation. If the sunroof shatters while driving, it can cause injury to the driver, and a major distraction. Hyundai will inspect the recalled Velosters sunroofs, and replace them free of charge if they are damaged.
The seconds recall affects 4,490 model year 2012 Velosters equipped with manual transmissions. The issue is that moisture and road grime may cause the parking brake to bind, and not work properly. If this happens, the parking brake can drag while driving, or it may not engage fully when the vehicle is parked. This could lead to the vehicles rolling away after being parked.
Both recalls are expected to begin in January, 2013. Owners may contact Hyundai at 1-800-633-5151 for more information.
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