2012 Hyundai Veloster - white - front three-quarter view

A spate of not-great news for Hyundai Veloster owners today, as the plucky hatchback is the subject of not one, but two recall notices from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

The first recall is about an issue with the 2012 Veloster's sunroof assembly that we first reported on last October. A NHTSA probe into shattering panoramic glass has resulted in a recall affecting some 13,500 units that may have glass panels that were weakened during installation at the factory. Said glass may break while the vehicle is in motion.

The second recall specifies a problem with the parking brake in 4,490 manual-transmission cars, also from the 2012 model year. The parking brakes in these cars may pick up moisture and road grime, which could, in turn, cause the brake components to bind and not fully engage.

In both cases, Hyundai will notify owners of recalled vehicles and inspect and replace defective parts free of charge. Both recalls will begin during January 2013. Scroll below for both official recall notices from NHTSA.
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Vehicle Make / Model: Model Year(s):
HYUNDAI / VELOSTER 2012

Manufacturer: Hyundai-Kia America Technical Center Inc Report Receipt Date: DEC 07, 2012

NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 12V568000 NHTSA Action Number: PE12027

Component: VISIBILITY:SUN ROOF ASSEMBLY

Potential Number of Units Affected: 13,500

Summary:
Hyundai is recalling certain model year 2012 Veloster vehicles manufactured from November 1, 2011, through April 17, 2012 and equipped with panoramic sunroofs. The panoramic sunroof assembly may been weakened during installation at the factory.

Consequence:
If the assembly was weakend at the factory, the panoramic glass panel may break while the vehicle is in motion leading to personal injury or a vehicle crash.

Remedy:
Hyundai will notify owners, and dealers will inpect the sunroof's integrity and replace the sunroof glass assembly, as necessary, free of charge. The safety recall will begin during January 2013. Owners may contact Hyundai at 1-800-633-5151.

Notes:
Hyundai's recall campaign number is 108. 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 to www.safercar.gov.

Vehicle Make / Model: Model Year(s):
HYUNDAI / VELOSTER 2012

Manufacturer: Hyundai-Kia America Technical Center Inc Report Receipt Date: DEC 07, 2012

NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 12V567000 NHTSA Action Number: N/A

Component: PARKING BRAKE:CONVENTIONAL:MECHANICAL:LINKAGE AND CABLE

Potential Number of Units Affected: 4,490

Summary:
Hyundai is recalling certain model year 2012 Veloster vehicles manufactured from July 2, 2011, through February 27, 2012 and equipped with manual transmissions. Moisture and road grime may cause the parking brake components to bind.

Consequence:
If the parking brake components bind, the parking brake may not operate properly, and the parking brake may drag while driving or may not fully engage when the vehicle is parked. If the parking brake is not fully engaged when parked, a manual transmission may move unintentionally, increasing the risk of a crash.

Remedy:
Hyundai will notify owners, and dealers will replace the rear brake caliper assemblies free of charge. The safety recall will begin during January 2013. Owners may contact Hyundai at 1-800-633-5151.

Notes:
Hyundai's recall campaign number is 107. 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 to www.safercar.gov.