The Problem: The secondary hood latch can corrode, meaning the hood may not close properly. This could cause the hood to fly open while driving and causing an accident. Based on the states where the van is recalled, it seems to be an issue related to rust.
Injuries/Deaths: None, though the investigation into the recall was prompted by several incidents where the hood latch malfunctioned.
The fix: Hyundai dealers will replace the latch on vehicles originally sold, or ever registered, in Alaska, Connecticut, Delaware, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, North Dakota, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Dakota, Utah, Vermont, West Virginia, Wisconsin, and the District of Columbia.
For Entourages in other states, dealers will inspect, lubricate, and, if necessary, replace the latch.
If you own one: The recall is expected to begin December 9, 2016. Expect a notice if you own a 2007-08 Entourage. Owners may contact Hyundai customer service at 1-800-633-5151. Hyundai's number for this recall is 154.