Hyundai Motor Company (HMC) has recently taken steps to address a potential issue with certain 2023 Hyundai Palisade vehicles, which may affect their brakes. The company has initiated a recall and will be reaching out to the owners of these specific models to address the problem.
The concern revolves around the brake booster diaphragm, which has the potential to become misaligned. This misalignment can lead to an internal vacuum leak, resulting in a loss of power brake assist. Hyundai became aware of this issue during the assembly of certain 2023 Hyundai Palisade vehicles produced between April 28, 2023, and May 5, 2023.
These particular vehicles were equipped with brake boosters that contained diaphragms prone to becoming unseated. The cause of this problem was traced back to improperly manufactured assembly housings from one of Hyundai’s suppliers. Upon further investigation, by the end of May, Hyundai Motor America (HMA) identified several affected vehicles from the production range that were not retained at the port.
In light of this information, the North America Safety Decision Authority (NASDA) of the National Automotive Safety Organization (NASO) promptly convened to discuss the situation. After careful evaluation, NASDA made the decision to initiate a safety recall in order to address all potentially affected 2023 Hyundai Palisade vehicles sold in the United States.
Owners of the affected vehicles will receive official notices from Hyundai, instructing them to return to their authorized dealers for further assistance. Upon visiting the dealership, the brake booster of each vehicle will be thoroughly inspected, and if necessary, replaced to rectify the issue. Hyundai has assigned the recall number 245 to this particular action, and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has designated it as campaign number 23V-415.
Ensuring the safety and satisfaction of its customers is of utmost importance to Hyundai, and the company is taking action to address this brake-related concern in a comprehensive and timely manner. By promptly contacting affected vehicle owners, conducting thorough inspections, and making any necessary repairs or replacements, Hyundai aims to resolve the issue and provide peace of mind to its customers.