Source: National Highway Transportation Safety Administration's (NHTSA) Office of Defect Investigation (ODI)
Hyundai has issued a recall of approximately 883,000 Sonata vehicles manufactured from December 11, 2009 through May 29, 2014. In certain 2011-2014 vehicles, the transmission shift cable may detach from the shift lever pin. In the event this occurs, the transmission gear selection may not match the indicated gear and the vehicle may move in an unintended or unexpected direction, increasing the risk of a crash. Furthermore, when the driver parks the vehicle, despite selecting the 'PARK' position, the transmission may not be in 'PARK.' If the vehicle is not in the 'PARK' position and the parking brake is not applied, there is a risk the vehicle will roll away as the driver and other occupants exit the vehicle or anytime thereafter. A vehicle rollaway increases the risk of injury to exiting occupants and bystanders.
The recall schedule has not been set, but once determined dealers will 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. 123. Additional details can also be found by referencing NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 14V434000
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.