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Hyundai issues recall for 26,000 vehicles over loose windshields

“Hyundai is recalling over 26,000 Elantra and Sonata sedans from the 2020 model year and Santa Fe SUVs from the 2020 and 2021 model years because their windshields may detach in a crash. If this happens, it could increase the risk of injury to occupants.

The issue is due to faulty clear-coat paint, which the windshields may not bond to properly. On vehicles affected by this problem, owners may notice water leaking through the windshield or excessive wind noise when the vehicle is in motion.

In documents provided to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), Hyundai said that it is not aware of any crashes or injuries related to this issue. Hyundai dealerships will reinstall the windshields on affected vehicles, free of charge.”

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While it is unlikely that these affected windshields will become dislodged when driving they do pose a serious risk. Consumers expect certain safety requirements, especially for the protection of themselves or loved ones during an accident. It’s nice to see Hyundai being proactive on the matter considering no injuries have been reported thus far.

If you need a windshield replacement contact the professionals of IAS Auto Glass at 952-797-4374. We also handle repairs for minor dings and cracks, and rock chip damage too!