2020 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid Sedan Photo: Edmunds

Hyundai recalls 63,461 Sonata, Sonata Hybrid, Genesis G70 vehicles for defective trunk emergency release

Emmanuel Akosile | ConsumerConnect

Hyundai Motor America is recalling 63,461 model year 2020 Sonatas & Sonata Hybrids, and model year 2019 Genesis G70s.

The automobile manufacturer said that the trunk latch may become damaged and prevent the opening of the trunk from the inside.

Hyundai noted that a person inside the trunk compartment may become trapped, increasing the risk of injury, agency report stated.

On what to do to rectify the error, the company stated that dealers would inspect the trunk latch and replace the trunk latch base, as necessary, free of charge.

Owner notification letters are expected to be mailed May 20, 2022.

Affected vehicle owners may contact Hyundai Customer Service on (855) 371-9460, and Hyundai’s number for this recall is 221/010G.

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