WASHINGTON – Hyundai Motor America is recalling 64,744 2015-’16 Hyundai Sonata sedans in the U.S. to fix a problem with an antilock-brake warning light that may not illuminate properly, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
The driver may be alerted that there is a brake-system malfunction, but not specifically with the ABS system.
“The driver may operate the vehicle unaware that the vehicle’s brakes may lock up during hard braking, increasing the risk of a crash,” said NHTSA in its recall summary.
There is no defect involving the operation of the antilock brakes, Hyundai told federal safety regulators.
A Hyundai spokesman did not respond immediately to a query from Edmunds asking if there are any injuries, crashes or fatalities linked to the recall.
The affected vehicles were built from May 28, 2014 to August 21, 2015.
Hyundai dealers will update the ABS control-unit software. The recall is expected to begin on December 11. Owners can contact Hyundai customer service at 1-855-671-3059.
Edmunds says: Owners should wait for their official recall notice and then schedule a service appointment with their Hyundai dealer. But if you have an immediate concern, it’s best to contact your dealer now.