Hyundai is recalling 13,500 of its Veloster coupes because their big panoramic sunroofs can shatter and rain glass onto the driver and passengers.
Shattering sunroofs also might be a problem in cars built by Kia, Hyundai’s sister company.
At least five people have suffered minor injuries when sunroofs in the 2012 model year Velosters shattered, though no crashes have resulted. Hyundai said Wednesday that the sunroof's assembly may have been weakened during installation at the factory.
In October, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration launched an investigation into the problem after receiving complaints from consumers.
Consumers have complained of the same problem in vehicles made by Kia, Hyundai's sister company.
Krystal Miller of Temecula was driving a new Kia Sorrento in October when the she heard a pop like a “gunshot.”
“The next thing I know I am covered in glass and a rod from the sunroof came down hard and hit me across the chest so I then swerved and nearly lost control of my vehicle,” Miller said.