Recall Central: Chevrolet Colorado/GMC Canyon Hood Latches; Hyundai Veloster Moonroofs, Parking Brakes

2010-2012 Chevrolet Colorado and GMC Canyon

The Problem: Certain Colorado and Canyon pickup trucks may be missing their secondary hood latches. If they are missing those latches and the primary latch isn’t fully secured, the trucks’ hoods could fly up during normal driving. The hoods could impair vision and increase the risk of a crash.

The Fix: General Motors will begin notifying owners on January 17, 2013 with instructions on how to inspect their trucks. If an owner identifies that they are missing the secondary latch, dealers will replace the hood at no charge. For more information, Chevrolet can be contacted at 1-800-630-2438 or GMC at 1-866-996-9463 regarding campaign 12319.

Number of Vehicles Affected: 118,800 Chevrolet Colorado and GMC Canyon trucks from the 2010-2012 model years.

2012 Hyundai Veloster

The Problems: The moonroof assemblies on certain Hyundai Velosters equipped with the panoramic glass room may have been weakened at the factory. If so, the glass roof panes may break while the vehicle is in motion, which could cause personal injury or a crash. Hyundai is also recalling the Veloster for parking brake cables and linkages on manual-transmission cars that could bind due to moisture and road grime. If the components bind, the parking brake may drag during driving or not fully engage when parked.

The Fix: Starting next month, Hyundai will notify owners of both recalls. Dealers will inspect the moonroofs and replace them if necessary, and they will also replace the rear brake calipers on cars affected by the parking brake issue. All fixes will be performed free of charge. Owners can contact Hyundai at 1-800-633-5151 – the moonroof issue is campaign number 108, the parking brake recall is campaign number 107.

Number of Vehicles Affected: A total of 17,990 2012 Hyundai Velosters are being recalled. 13,500 for the moonroof problem and 4490 for the parking brake issue.

Source: NHTSA

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