Hyundai recalls minivans; hoods can fly open while moving

(FILE - AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon, File)

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 cold-weather states include Alaska, Connecticut, Delaware, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, North Dakota, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Dakota, Utah, Vermont, West Virginia, Wisconsin, and Washington, D.C., according to documents posted Thursday by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

The recall is expected to begin Dec. 9.

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