September 10, 1999
Hyundai Motor America
Hyundai Accent, Elantra, Tiburon Year: 1999
Number Involved: 11,530
Dates of Manufacture: March -
Defect: Passenger vehicles
equipped with automatic transmissions. The automatic transmission pressure control
solenoid valve seals can allow transmission fluid to leak. This leakage can result in
reduced pressure application to the clutches, brake, and kickdown servo, allowing them to
slip. This slippage causes the vehicle not to accelerate, or not accelerate as expected,
when the driver presses the accelerator pedal.
Remedy: Dealers will replace the
pressure control solenoid valve. Owner notification was scheduled to begin during July
1999. Owners who do not receive the free remedy within a reasonable time should contact
Hyundai at 1-800-829-9956.
[NHTSA Recall No. 99V178/Hyundai Recall No. 033]
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