Hyundai Motor America – Trunk Emergency Release May Fail/FMVSS 401

Hyundai Motor America (Hyundai) is recalling certain 2015-2016 Elantra vehicles. The trunk latch may become damaged, preventing the opening of the trunk from the inside. As such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard number 401, “Internal Trunk Release.”

Affected models:

Report Received Date 20240223
NHTSA ID 24V146000
Consequence Summary A person inside the trunk compartment may become trappedeasing their risk of injury.
Corrective Action Dealers will replace the trunk latch base sub-assembly, free of charge. Owner notification letters are expected to be mailed April 15, 2024. Owners may contact Hyundai customer service at 1-855-371-9460. Hyundai's number for this recall is 256.
Recall Code 256
Potentially Affected 186588
Fire Risk When Parked No
Do Not Drive No
Recall Link Go to Recall (

What the owner should do?

You can check if your specific car is affected by a recall by entering your Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) on the NHTSA website. The VIN is a unique code that identifies your vehicle and can be found on your car's registration, insurance documents, or near the base of the windshield on the driver's side.

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