“Newer Hyundai models may have a loose windshield that can let in water and wind, the automaker disclosed to the NHTSA last week. The issue prompted the recall of certain 2020-2021 Santa Fe crossover SUVs, the 2021 Sonata mid-size sedan, and the 2021 Elantra compact sedan.
The models are all recently redesigned and produced by Hyundai Motor Manufacturing Alabama in Montgomery.
These models may not have enough adhesion to secure the windshield and protect the car from water leaks and excessive wind noise. The lack of proper bonding can also cause the windshield to detach in a crash, increasing the risk of injury to occupants and bystanders.
The call encompasses 26,413 units manufactured between Oct. 29, 2020 and Dec. 17, 2020; the suspect Elantra vehicles were manufactured through Jan. 8, 2021. Hyundai reported no known crashes, injuries, or incidents related to the issue.”
Read more about the recall here.
To their credit, Hyundai is taking a proactive approach in warning potential customers of those vehicles instead of waiting for the accidents to pile up. Affected owners will be notified by Feb. 25th and can take their cars to a local dealer for a free repair. If repairs were already serviced then they will reimburse those individuals for the total amount.
The team at Advantage Auto Glass provides windshield repair service to recreational and commercial vehicles in the Twin Cities area. Give us a call at 612-343-8984 if you need your windshield fixed or replaced with prompt and courteous service.