More than 37,000 Hyundai i30 vehicles sold in Australia are going to need to be returned to a Hyundai dealership to have a potential issue with the stability control system attended to.
The Hyundai i30 recall is being overseen by the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission and affects Hyundai i30 vehicles sold between the 18th of December 2010 and the 29th of March 2012.
The ACCC recall notice advising that there is a risk that the Electronic Stability Control (ESC) electronic control case has been damaged in the process of assembly. The damage will result in a crack on the casing that may let moisture into the electronic components, which could lead to short circuit and ESC malfunction.
In the event of ESC malfunction, the ESC system will not be able to stabilize the vehicle when it is out of control. The ESC system is part of the ABS system and the ESC malfunction will prevent the vehicle from stopping at its optimum designed capability.
This malfunction would increase the risk of a vehicle crashing in the event of emergency braking or if the vehicle were out of control.
Affected vehicles will have a VIN between KMHD**1***U113245 and KMHD**1***U395542.
Owners of Hyundai i30 vehicles that are involved in the recall will be notified by letter and instructed to return the vehicle to an authorised Hyundai dealership to have the ESC module replaced.