PhotoHyundai Motor America is recalling 2,263 model year 2016 Hyundai Tucsons manufactured May 26, 2015 to January 15, 2016 and equipped with an accessory trailer hitch harness either included with the accessory trailer hitch or sold as a service part.


When the vehicle's engine is running and the brake lights are illuminated, if the turn signal is activated, the trailer turn signal lights will either turn off or remain continuously illuminated (not flash). As such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard Number 108, " Lamps, Reflective Devices, and Associated Equipment."


Failure to illuminate the trailer's turn signal lights would prevent the communication of the driver's intent, increasing the risk of a crash.


What to do


Hyundai will notify owners, and dealers will update the tow hitch harness, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin May 6, 2016.


Owners may contact Hyundai customer service at 1-855-371-9640. Hyundai's number for this recall is 142.


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