Hyundai has issued a recall affecting approximately 37,997 Elantra HEV vehicles spanning model years 2021 to 2023 due to a software defect that could lead to unintended acceleration after releasing the brake pedal. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) report, released on Monday, highlighted the concern that prompted the recall.
The software glitch could potentially cause the vehicle to accelerate unexpectedly once the brake pedal is released, increasing the risk of accidents. To address this issue, Hyundai plans to update the motor control unit software of the affected vehicles at no cost to the owners. Notification letters will be sent to the owners by October 17, informing them about the recall and urging them to take their vehicles to Hyundai dealerships for the necessary software update.
Car owners seeking information about recalls can use resources such as USA TODAY’s automotive recall database and the NHTSA’s database, which allows searches based on the vehicle identification number (VIN). By proactively addressing this software-related concern, Hyundai aims to ensure the safety and reliability of its vehicles on the road, reflecting its commitment to customer well-being. In case of questions or assistance, Hyundai customers can reach out to the company’s customer service at 1-855-371-9460, citing the recall reference number as 248. This recall underscores the automaker’s dedication to resolving potential safety issues promptly and effectively.