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Hyundai recalls 74,000 cars in Canada and U.S.; sunroofs can fly into traffic


October 24, 2016   by THE ASSOCIATED PRESS


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DETROIT – Hyundai is recalling more than 74,000 midsize cars in Canada and the U.S. due to the possibility for panoramic glass sunroofs to come loose and fly into traffic.

The recall covers certain Sonata midsize cars from the 2015 and 2016 model years, including gas-electric hybrids.

The South Korean automaker says the recall affects 11,114 cars in Canada and 63,000 cars in the U.S.

Detroit, MI, USA - January 12, 2015: Hyundai Sonata plug-in hybrid on display during the 2015 Detroit International Auto Show at the COBO Center in downtown Detroit.

Hyundai says in government documents that a wind deflector anchor plate in front of the sunroof wasn’t bonded properly to the car. A loose deflector can detach and interfere with the roof as it closes. If the owner tries to force the roof closed, it can fly off.

The company says it has no reports of accidents or injuries due to the problem. But Hyundai had several reports of detached sunroofs in the U.S.

Dealers will repair the wind deflector anchor plate at no cost to customers. Owners in the U.S. will be notified by mail in December about when to take their cars in for service. Hyundai has not announced a timeline when Canadian owners will be contacted about repair.

-With files from The Canadian Press


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