Hyundai apparently has solved the Case of the Odorous SUVs.
The perpetrator? Imitation leather-based headrests.
After house owners of the Hyundai Palisade Restricted and Calligraphy trim ranges complained the autos smelled like “garlic breath” or previous socks, the automaker traced the stink to a flaw within the manufacturing course of for the pinnacle restraints.
Hyundai has modified how the restraints are made to stop the issue from affecting new Palisades, according to Cars.com, and has informed dealerships to deodorize or change the restraints if prospects report an offensive odor.
“It is a uncommon incidence that they’ve to switch all seven headrests,” Hyundai spokesman Miles Johnson informed Vehicles.com. “The engineering group is assured within the course of.”
Hyundai stated the issue affected a comparatively small variety of the almost 100,000 Palisades offered within the U.S., however Vehicles.com reported getting complaints from a number of hundred house owners after it raised the difficulty in August. It stated Hyundai supplied a brand new set of headrests for the Palisade it purchased for testing after two makes an attempt by a dealership to exorcise the scent failed.
The replacements, Govt Editor Joe Wiesenfelder wrote, “appeared to do the trick.”