According to an article published by Reuters, Hyundai Motor Company is recalling about 13,500 of its 2012 Veloster models. United States safety regulators have reported that the Veloster’s sunroof may shatter while the car is moving.
As per the Nation Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), the “panoramic” sunroof may have been weakened during assembly, which could cause the glass panel to break.
Veloster is a three-door compact car. Models produced from November 1, 2011 through April 17, 2012 are affected by the recall. The cars are made in Hyundai’s home country of South Korea. Reuters reports that Hyundai sold over 32,000 Velosters in 2012.
NHTSA said it has received 11 consumer complaints saying that sunroofs have shattered or exploded. Seven of them reported that they were driving when the glass shattered, some of them while the Veloster was traveling at highway speeds.
The safety recall will begin this month. Hyundai will notify customers who will be advised to bring their cars into dealerships for inspection and, if necessary, free replacement of the sunroofs.