Hyundai Australia has issued an urgent recall involving nearly 8,500 vehicles due to a potentially fatal flaw in the vehicle’s ‘fail safe’ driving mode.
If certain transmission errors are detected, the car may suddenly slow down before the car loses engine power.
There have been two separate recalls through the government’s recalls registry involving the 2021 to 2022 models of the i30N (PD) and the 2020 to 2022 models of the Santa Fe(TM), Kona N (OS), i30N Sedan (CN7) and Sonata N-Line (DN8).
The Ministry of Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development, Communications and the Arts said the potentially fatal flaw could lead to a crash if the vehicle is traveling at high speeds.
“Due to a programming issue, the ‘fail-safe’ drive mode may not respond as intended when certain transmission errors are detected,” the recall said.
“This could potentially result in injury or death to vehicle occupants and other road users.”
Owners of the listed vehicles are advised to contact their preferred authorized Hyundai dealer as soon as possible. Any work will be carried out at no additional cost.
The Hyundai Customer Care Team can be reached online or on 1800 186 306.