Safety Ratings

Frontal Moderate Overlap Test Results
ACCEPTABLE
Side Impact Test Results
POOR

Frontal crash ratings - Driver
Not Rated
Frontal crash ratings - Passenger
Not Rated
Side crash ratings - Driver
Side crash ratings - Passenger
NHTSA Rollover Resistance Rating
Not Rated

Recalls

US NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID: 00V259
Potential Number Of Units Affected: 165977


Summary:
Certain Sonata vehicles equipped with 2.5 liter V-6 engines and all Elantra vehicles may experience intermittent low-speed engine stalling, which occurs if the MAF (Mass Air Flow) Sensor electrical signal is interrupted as a result of engine vibration transmitted to the MAF Sensor connector wiring harness. This condition can increase the risk of a crash.

Remedy:
Dealers will re-route the MAF Sensor connector wiring harness. The manufacturer has reported that owner notification was to begin during October 2000. Owners who do not receive the free remedy within a reasonable time should contact Hyundai at 1-800-633-5151.

Dates of Manufacture:
July 1998 - July 2000

Models Involved:
Sonata, Elantra

Manufacturer Recall Number:
HTSA Recall No. 00V259/Hyundai Recall Nos. 039/040

Disclaimer

The safety ratings and information is provided directly from the
Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA)


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