Source: National Highway Transportation Safety Administration's (NHTSA) Office of Defect Investigation (ODI)
Hyundai has issued a recall of approximately 4,490 Veloster vehicles due to defect affecting the parking brake. Moisture and road grime can cause the parking brake to bind in certain 2012 vehicles manufactured from July 2, 2011 through February 27, 2012 and equipped with a manual transmission. If the parking brake components bind, the parking brake may not operate properly, and the parking brake may drag while driving or may not fully engage when the vehicle is parked. If the parking brake is not fully engaged when parked, a manual transmission may move unintentionally, increasing the risk of a crash.
This recall is expected to begin sometime during January 2013. Dealers have agreed to inspect the vehicle and perform the necessary service free of charge. Owners may contact Hyundai directly at 1-800-633-5151 and reference safety recall no. 107. Additional details can also be found by referencing NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 12V567000.
Owners are encouraged to contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153) or go to www.safercar.gov with any questions or concerns surrounding these or any other recalls or safety campaigns.