The Basics: Hyundai and its sister company Kia are both recalling vehicles for problems with hood latches. Kia is recalling 219,800 Kia Sedona minivans from the 2006-2014 model years. Hyundai is recalling 81,000 2016 Tucson crossovers.
The Issue: In both cases, the hood could pop open while driving because the secondary hood latch may not properly secure the hood in place.
The Fix: Dealers will replace the secondary hood latch, or in the Sedona’s case, maybe just clean and lubricate the latch, as needed. Both campaigns begin next month.
The Basics: Nissan Motor Co.’s Infiniti luxury brand will recall roughly 60,000 2014-2015 Q50 models globally because the electric steering system key to the sedan’s autonomous driving capabilities could malfunction.
The recall covers 28,182 models in the U.S. and 3,804 in Canada. It includes both gas and hybrid models.
The Issue: The Q50, equipped with a direct adaptive steering system, is Infiniti’s first model that can drive itself on highways under certain conditions. The automaker says the system could malfunction “in certain rare circumstances, just after starting the vehicle” when a software glitch “can lead to a lack of steering responsiveness and change in turning radius.” Owners will see a dashboard warning light if the issue happens. But if the warning is ignored, Nissan says it could increase the risk of a crash.
The Fix: Infiniti will begin informing customers of the recall in June and July. Dealers will reprogram the steering computer starting Aug. 9.