Recall 221 – Trunk Emergency Release May Fail – 2020 Hyundai Sonata & Sonata Hybrid

Hyundai Motor America (Hyundai) is recalling certain 2020 Sonata

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March 28, 2022 NHTSA CAMPAIGN NUMBER: 22V196000

Trunk Emergency Release May Fail/FMVSS 401

A person inside the trunk compartment may become trapped, increasing their risk of injury.

NHTSA Campaign Number: 22V196

Manufacturer Hyundai Motor America


Potential Number of Units Affected 63,461


Hyundai Motor America (Hyundai) is recalling certain 2020 Sonata and Sonata Hybrid, and 2019 Genesis G70 vehicles. The trunk latch may become damaged, preventing the opening of the trunk from the inside. As such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard number 401, “Internal Trunk Release.”


Dealers will inspect the trunk latch and replace the trunk latch base, as necessary, free of charge. Owner notification letters are expected to be mailed May 20, 2022. Owners may contact Hyundai customer service at 1-855-371-9460. Hyundai’s number for this recall is 221/010G.


Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go

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