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NHTSA Recall 08E016000

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Vehicles:  Hyundai Santa Fe, Hyundai Veracruz

NHTSA Recall 08E016000

NHTSA Campaign ID number : 	08E016000
	
Vehicle Make / Model: 	    	Model Year(s):
     HYUNDAI / SANTA FE 	    	2007-2008
     HYUNDAI / VERACRUZ 	    	2007-2008
Equipment Brand Name / Part No. or Model No.: 	    	Production Dates:
    HYUNDAI / U86102B100 	    	Information not Available
    HYUNDAI / U86103J000 	    	Information not Available
    HYUNDAI / U86122B000 	    	Information not Available
    HYUNDAI / U86123J000 	    	Information not Available
Manufacturer: HYUNDAI-KIA AMERICA TECHNICAL CENTER INC 	Mfr's Report Date: JAN 31, 2008
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 08E016000 	
N/A
NHTSA Action Number: N/A
Component: TRAILER HITCHES
Potential Number of Units Affected: 3,387
Summary:
THIS RECALL HAS BEEN SUPERCEDED BY RECALL 08E-055. HYUNDAI IS RECALLING 3,387 TRAILER HITCH WIRING HARNESSES EITHER INCLUDED WITH A TRAILER HITCH OR SOLD AS A SERVICE PART MANUFACTURED BY THULE TOWING SYSTEMS AND DISTRIBUTED BY HYUNDAI FOR INSTALLATION ON MY 2007-2008 SANTA FE AND VERACRUZ VEHICLES. THE ACCESSORY TRAILER HITCH WIRING HARNESS CONVERTER MODULE IS MOUNTED TO THE TOP SURFACE OF THE REAR BUMPER REINFORCEMENT. HIGH CURRENT LEAKAGE OR A SHORT CIRCUIT OF CAPACITOR C1 COULD CAUSE HEAT RELATED DAMAGE TO THE WIRING HARNESS CONVERTER MODULE.
Consequence:
EXCESSIVE HEAT MAY CAUSE DAMAGE TO THE REAR BUMPER AREA AND MAY POTENTIALLY RESULT IN A FIRE.
Remedy:
HYUNDAI WILL NOTIFY OWNERS AND WILL REPLACE THE TRAILER HITCH WIRING HARNESS FREE OF CHARGE. THE RECALL BEGAN ON MARCH 31, 2008. OWNERS MAY CONTACT HYUNDAI AT 1-800-633-5151.
Notes:
HYUNDAI RECALL NUMBER 082. CUSTOMERS MAY CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S VEHICLE SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-327-4236 (TTY: 1-800-424-9153); OR GO TO HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV. 


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