by Bob Beranek
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I subscribe to the National Highway and Safety Administration’s recall service so I get notices when glass-related recalls are announced. I received a couple within a month so I thought I would share with you the recall notices.

If you have a dealer client that uses you for their glass work, then you probably already know about these recalls. However, those out there that have retail clients calling you about their Hyundai or Subaru sunroof, make sure you alert them to these recalls.

Manufacturer: Hyundai-Kia America Technical Center Inc

1.      SUMMARY:

Hyundai is recalling certain model year 2012 Veloster vehicles manufactured from July 4, 2011, through October 31, 2011 and equipped with panoramic sunroofs.The panoramic sunroof assembly may have been weakened during installation at the factory.

CONSEQUENCE:

If the assembly was weakened 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 inspect the sunroof’s integrity and replace the sunroof glass assembly, as necessary, free of charge. The safety recall will begin in March 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.

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2.      SUMMARY:

Subaru is recalling certain model year 2012 Outback and Legacy vehicles manufactured from April 6, 2011, through May 12, 2011.The moon roof glass may come loose or detach. The amount and position of the adhesive between the glass and retainer was inadequately applied.

CONSEQUENCE:

The moon roof glass can loosen and detach from the vehicle during driving, resulting in a potential road hazard for other vehicles, increasing the risk of a crash.

REMEDY:

Subaru has notified the affected owners and dealers will inspect the glass adhesion condition and either apply additional adhesive or replace the moon roof glass, free of charge. The safety recall began February 22, 2013. Owners may contact Subaru at 1-800-782-2783.

NOTES:

Subaru’s recall campaign number is WVW-33. This is an expansion of NHTSA recall 11V-467. 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.

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