DETROIT (March 17, 2015) — Hyundai Motor Co. is recalling approximately 24,400 of the 2015 model year Genesis luxury sedan for a water leak issue that could lead to shifter display problems in the car.
A defect could cause water to leak into the taillight assemblies and cause an incorrect gear to be displayed on the gauge cluster monitor, according to the auto maker, and could also delay the engagement of the selected gear.
As a result, drivers could accidentally engage the wrong gear based on the incorrect information on the display. The company said this problem can occur because the taillights are connected electrically to the gear selector, and a weak seal could allow water into the assembly. Hyundai noted that no crashes have occurred as a result of this issue.
The Genesis sedans affected by this recall were manufactured between Feb. 21, 2014, and Jan. 24, 2015. A fix will involve the installation of pads to prevent water leaks into the taillight assemblies; the work will be performed at the dealer free of charge.
Hyundai will begin notifying owners of affected cars starting in April, but owners can contact Hyundai directly at 855-671-3059 or contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration at 888-327-4236, the company said.
This article appeared on the website of Autoweek magazine, a Detroit-based sister publication of Tire Business.