Roof Moldings May Detach On Hyundai Santa Cruz & Tucson Vehicles

On 2023-02-07 08:46:51

The owners of certain 2022-2023 Hyundai Santa Cruz and 2022 Hyundai Tucson vehicles will be contacted by the manufacturer, through first class mail, because of a potential problem with the roof molding clips in their vehicles. They will be instructed to go to their nearest Hyundai dealer to have the roof moldings inspected, and secured or replaced as necessary.


Hyundai first became aware of the problem in February 2022 when they received a social media complaint about a 2022 Santa Cruz vehicle with roof moldings that became loose and detached from the vehicle body. As Hyundai gathered field data on the complaint, they found an increased trend of the coplaint and escalated it to the Technical Review Committee (TRC) who opened an investigation. The investigation confirmed an increased trend of loose and detached roof moldings on certain Hyundai Tucson and Santa Cruz vehicles and a recall was initiated.


According to the defect report, there could be insufficient retention between the roof flange and mounting clips which could result in the roof moldings detaching during operation. A detached roof molding could create a road hazard and an increased chance of an accident.


NOTE: Some sings that the problem exists include, visible lifting or a misalignment of the roof molding and/or increased wind noise from the roof area.


Dealers will inspect and replace, or secure the roof moldings, as necessary. Hyundai's number for this recall is 241 and the NHTSA campaign number is 23V-038.


The new replacement mounting clips have been improved to maintain the retention of the roof moldings. For Hyundai Tucson vehicles, redesigned mounting clips providing improved molding retention were fully implemented in September 2021. For Hyundai Santa Cruz vehicles, the roof flanges were redesigned for improved molding retention and fully implemented in August 2022.


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