FOUNTAIN VALLEY, Calif. – Hyundai Motor America will recall approximately 1,000 2021 Hyundai Palisade sport utility vehicles (SUV) due to a potential brake-fluid contamination issue which might result in reduced braking effectiveness.
According to the federal National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Part 573 Safety Recall Report 21V-840, the mineral-oil contamination could cause the cup seals in the brake master cylinder to expand.
“Expanded brake master cylinder inner cup seals could reduce hydraulic pressure applied by the master cylinder resulting in reduced braking at the wheels. The driver may experience longer brake pedal travel, a change in pedal feel, and/or extended stopping distance,” the report stated.
This condition could result in extended stopping distances, which could increase the risk of a crash, added NHTSA.
Hyundai is investigating the cause of the contamination. The company is not aware of any crashes or injuries as a result of the situation.
Owners of the 995 Hyundai Palisade midsize SUVs will be instructed to have the brake fluid flushed and master cylinder replaced as the remedy for the problem.
Notifications are scheduled to begin Dec. 22 to Palisade owners and Hyundai dealers.
In addition, approximately 100 Palisades are being recalled in Canada.