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Hyundai recalling Velosters over shattering sunroofs

Published December 19, 2012

DETROIT — Hyundai is recalling thousands of Veloster hatchbacks in the U.S. and Canada because the vehicle’s sunroof can shatter and cause injuries.

The recall affects cars from the 2012 model year, including some 13,500 in the United States and 1,593 in Canada.

Hyundai says it knows of no crashes from the problem, but five people have received minor cuts.

The U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration began investigating the problem in October after getting complaints from customers.

The company traced the problem to a manufacturing defect that damaged the sunroof glass.

Hyundai says it will start notifying owners by mail in January. It will inspect and replace the panoramic sunroof glass if necessary.

With files from The Canadian Press

Vehicle Image
    • Price: $31,698

    MSRP

    • Price: $92,800
    • Price: $11,945
    • Price: $33,998
    • Engine: E
    • Horsepower: Not defined
    • Transmission: AT
    • Drive Type: FWD
    • Cylinder: -
    • Transmission Speed: -

    Performance

    • Engine: 3.6 V6 G
    • Horsepower: Not defined
    • Transmission: AT
    • Drive Type: RWD
    • Cylinder: 6
    • Transmission Speed: -
    • Engine: 1.2 I4 G
    • Horsepower: Not defined
    • Transmission: MT
    • Drive Type: FWD
    • Cylinder: 4
    • Transmission Speed: 5
    • Engine: E
    • Horsepower: Not defined
    • Transmission: AT
    • Drive Type: RWD
    • Cylinder: -
    • Transmission Speed: -
    • City: 1.9
    • Highway: 2.3
    • Fuel Type: -
    • Fuel Tank Low/High: 0/0

    Fuel Economy

    • City: 11.6
    • Highway: 7.4
    • Fuel Type: Gas
    • Fuel Tank Low/High: 21/26
    • City: 6.4
    • Highway: 5
    • Fuel Type: Gas
    • Fuel Tank Low/High: 9/9
    • City: -
    • Highway: -
    • Fuel Type: -
    • Fuel Tank Low/High: 0/0
    • Airbags: Yes
    • ABS Brakes: Yes
    • Traction Control: Yes
    • Stability Control: Yes
    • Safety Rating: -
    • Child Sensor: Yes
    • Park Distance Control: Yes

    Safety

    • Airbags: Yes
    • ABS Brakes: Yes
    • Traction Control: Yes
    • Stability Control: Yes
    • Safety Rating: -
    • Child Sensor: Yes
    • Park Distance Control: Yes
    • Airbags: Yes
    • ABS Brakes: Yes
    • Traction Control: Yes
    • Stability Control: Yes
    • Safety Rating: -
    • Child Sensor: Yes
    • Park Distance Control: Yes
    • Airbags: Yes
    • ABS Brakes: Yes
    • Traction Control: Yes
    • Stability Control: Yes
    • Safety Rating: -
    • Child Sensor: Yes
    • Park Distance Control: Yes
    • Sunroof: No
    • Air Conditioning: Yes
    • Power Windows: Yes
    • Power Door Locks: Yes
    • Leather Seats: No
    • Power Seats: No
    • Music System: Yes
    • Navigation System: No
    • Cruise: Yes
    • Keyless Entry: Yes
    • Rain Sensing Vipers: No
    • Heated Seats: Yes
    • Climate Control: Yes
    • Steering Wheel Controls: Yes
    • Power Mirrors: Yes

    Comfort & Convenience

    • Sunroof: Yes
    • Air Conditioning: Yes
    • Power Windows: Yes
    • Power Door Locks: Yes
    • Leather Seats: Yes
    • Power Seats: Yes
    • Music System: Yes
    • Navigation System: Yes
    • Cruise: Yes
    • Keyless Entry: Yes
    • Rain Sensing Vipers: Yes
    • Heated Seats: Yes
    • Climate Control: Yes
    • Steering Wheel Controls: Yes
    • Power Mirrors: Yes
    • Sunroof: No
    • Air Conditioning: No
    • Power Windows: Yes
    • Power Door Locks: No
    • Leather Seats: No
    • Power Seats: No
    • Music System: No
    • Navigation System: No
    • Cruise: No
    • Keyless Entry: No
    • Rain Sensing Vipers: No
    • Heated Seats: No
    • Climate Control: No
    • Steering Wheel Controls: No
    • Power Mirrors: No
    • Sunroof: No
    • Air Conditioning: Yes
    • Power Windows: Yes
    • Power Door Locks: Yes
    • Leather Seats: No
    • Power Seats: No
    • Music System: Yes
    • Navigation System: No
    • Cruise: No
    • Keyless Entry: Yes
    • Rain Sensing Vipers: No
    • Heated Seats: Yes
    • Climate Control: No
    • Steering Wheel Controls: No
    • Power Mirrors: Yes
    • Max. Seating: 5
    • Number of Doors: 4
    • Seats: 5
    • Power Adjustable Seats: No
    • Specialty Seats: Yes
    • Interior: Yes
    • Leather Seats: Yes
    • Power Seats: Yes
    • Heated Seats: Yes

    Interior

    • Max. Seating: 4
    • Number of Doors: 4
    • Seats: 4
    • Power Adjustable Seats: Yes
    • Specialty Seats: Yes
    • Interior: Yes
    • Leather Seats: Yes
    • Power Seats: Yes
    • Heated Seats: Yes
    • Max. Seating: 4
    • Number of Doors: 4
    • Seats: 4
    • Power Adjustable Seats: No
    • Specialty Seats: Yes
    • Interior: Yes
    • Leather Seats: Yes
    • Power Seats: Yes
    • Heated Seats: Yes
    • Max. Seating: 4
    • Number of Doors: 4
    • Seats: 4
    • Power Adjustable Seats: No
    • Specialty Seats: Yes
    • Interior: Yes
    • Leather Seats: Yes
    • Power Seats: Yes
    • Heated Seats: Yes
    • Awards: -

    Awards

    • Awards: Auto123.com Awards - Luxury Large Car of the Year, 2012-11-14
    • Awards: -
    • Awards: ecoEnergy Vehicle Awards - Subcompact, 1970-01-01

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