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Hyundai recalls 186,588 Elantra cars over faulty trunk latch

Emmanuel Akosile | ConsumerConnect

Hyundai Motor America is recalling 186,588 model year 2015-2016 Elantra vehicles.

The automobile manufacturer said the trunk latch of the affected vehicles may become damaged, preventing the opening of the trunk from the inside.

A person inside the trunk compartment may become trapped, increasing the risk of injury, Hyundai noted.

In regard to what to do in correcting the fault, the company disclosed the dealers would replace the trunk latch base sub-assembly free of charge.

Notification letters are expected to be mailed to owners by April 15, 2024.

Affected vehicle owners may contact Hyundai Customer Service on (855) 371-9460, and Hyundai’s number for this recall is 256.

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