2013 Hyundai Elantra NHTSA investigation EA12008

Hyundai Engineering Analysis EA12008: Headliner Bracket Detachment

2013 Hyundai Elantra

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Headliner Bracket Detachment

Air Bags:Side/Window
Structure:Body:Roof And Pillars
Unknown Or Other

Summary
In March 2013, Hyundai issued a safety recall to reinforce the attachment of the metal support brackets to the headliner assembly in approximately 186,254 model year 2011-2013 Hyundai Elantra vehicles built in Korea and sold in the U.S. (see NHTSA recall 13V-115 for more information).The recall covers vehicles built up to March 5, 2013.After that date, Hyundai began using headliners with reinforced bracket attachments in the Korea-built Elantra vehicles.ODI has opened a Recall Query (RQ13-004) to investigate model year 2009-2012 Hyundai Elantra Touring vehicles.During EA12-008, ODI found these vehicles are equipped with a support bracket design and layout similar to that in the above-mentioned Elantra vehicles.Also, the headliner manufacturing processes used were similar for both models.Like the Elantra vehicles built before the recall, the Elantra Touring model headliner does not contain reinforced bracket attachments.This Engineering Analysis is closed.See attached report for additional information.The ODI report cited above can be reviewed online at www-odi.nhtsa.dot.gov/owners/SearchNHTSAID under the following identification number: 10457696
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Date Opened
SEP 13, 2012
Date Closed
DEC 09, 2013
NHTSA Recall #
13V115000
  • Status:
    RECALLED
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