Hyundai Recalls Nearly 38,000 Elantra Hybrids Over Unintended Acceleration Risk

Hyundai Elantra Hybrid
Hyundai Elantra Hybrid

The Hyundai Elantra’s styling isn’t going to be for everyone, but if you’re in the market for a new car that’s affordable and fuel-efficient, the Elantra Hybrid makes a compelling case for itself. After all, it starts below $25,000 (although the price rises to $25,665 if you include the destination charge) and is EPA-rated at 53/56/54 mpg (city/highway/combined). Especially if you can’t get your hands on a Toyota Corolla Hybrid, you can’t go wrong in giving the Elantra Hybrid a look. Just make sure the latest recall has been fixed before you buy.

Autoblog reports that Hyundai recently issued a recall for the Elantra Hybrid that covers 37,997 cars built between the 2021 and 2023 model years. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s recall reports, “The motor control unit (“MCU”) software may detect a transmission / drive motor synchronization fault while driving triggering a “fail-safe” condition that temporarily results in slow, unintended acceleration after release of the brake pedal. Service brake functionality is unaffected and remains fully operational”

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