Hyundai has issued two separate recalls for the Hyundai Sonata midsize sedan. The first affects the last-generation 2011-2014 Hyundai Sonata and is related to a transmission defect, and the second is an issue with the front brake calipers applied to the redesigned 2015 Hyundai Sonata. See below for full information.
2011-2014 Hyundai SonataThe Problem: The transmission shift cable can detach from the shift lever pin, meaning that the displayed gear selection might not match the actual gear. This could cause the car to move unexpectedly or even roll away, since it’s possible for the driver to put the shift lever into the Park position without the vehicle’s transmission actually being in Park.
The Fix: Hyundai is notifying owners of affected vehicles to bring their cars into dealers. These dealers will inspect cars for the defect; if the problem is found, they will repair the connection between the shift cable and the shift lever.
Number of Vehicles Potentially Affected: 883,000 2011-2014 Hyundai Sonata models manufactured between December 11, 2009 and May 29, 2014.
2015 Hyundai SonataThe Problem: Due to a problem with the manufacturing process, one or both of the front brake calipers may fracture, reducing braking force and possibly causing a crash.
The Fix: Hyundai notified owners last month of the issue and instructed them not to drive their 2015 Hyundai Sonata sedans. Dealers are replacing the affected brake calipers free of charge.
Number of Vehicles Potentially Affected: 5650 2015 Hyundai Sonata sedans manufactured between April 25, 2014 and June 16, 2014.