Recall date March 21, 2016
Models affected
  • 2016 Hyundai Tucson
Units affected 392

Certain vehicles outfitted with a tow hitch accessory may not comply with the requirements of Canada Motor Vehicle Safety Standard 108 - Lighting System and Retroreflective Devices.

Due to an incompatibility between the tow hitch harness control module and the vehicle’s power supply circuitry, when the vehicle’s engine is running and the brake lights are illuminated, if the turn signal is activated the trailer’s turn signal lamp may either: a) Remain continuously illuminated (not flash), or b) Turn off.

As a result, drivers may not be able to clearly signal their intentions to turn, change lanes, which could increase the risk of a crash.

Correction: Dealers will update the tow hitch harness.

Additional information may be available on Transport Canada's website