Hyundai recalls Entourage minivans; hoods can fly open while moving

FILE PHOTO The 2007 Hyundai Entourage is unveiled at the Chicago Auto Show Wednesday, Feb. 8, 2008 in Chicago. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)
FILE PHOTO The 2007 Hyundai Entourage is unveiled at the Chicago Auto Show Wednesday, Feb. 8, 2008 in Chicago. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)

DETROIT (AP) – Hyundai is recalling more than 41,000 older minivans because the hoods can fly open while they’re being driven.

The recall covers the Entourage minivan from the 2007 and 2008 model years. Hyundai says a secondary hood latch can rust and remain in the unlatched position. So if the primary latch is released, the secondary latch may not keep the hood in place.

The company says it has no reports of crashes or injuries caused by the problem.

Dealers will replace the secondary latches in cold-weather states where corrosive salt is used to clear the roads. They’ll inspect and either lubricate or replace the secondary latch in all other states.

The recall is expected to start Dec. 9.

 

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