2019 Hyundai Veloster Recalled After Safety Test

June 5, 2019
More than 12,000 Hyundai Velosters are affected in the U.S. by a recall.

June 5, 2019—Hyundai's redesigned 2019 Veloster is being recalled due to faulty door latch housings, according to a statement from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, released last week, per CNET.

According to the NHTSA's recall notice, the Veloster's driver's side door latch housing can become damaged in the event of a side-impact crash, which would allow the door to open. This is hazardous because, as the NHTSA says, "the door opening could result in occupant ejection or increase the risk of injury in the event of a crash."

This problem was first discovered in 2018, when the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety conducted its side-impact crash test on the 2019 Veloster.

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