The rear suspension is the attaching point for the control arms and other rear suspension components. Road salt and water can accumulate in and around the rear crossmember causing it to rust. Excessive rust could cause one or both rear control arms to separate from the crossmember resulting in a sudden change in vehicle handling, increasing the risk of a crash. Dealers will inspect the rear crossmember and repair or replace it as necessary to correct this concern.
2006 Hyundai Sonata Recalls
The stop lamp switch may fail, affecting many vehicle systems including the brake lights, transmission shift interlock, electronic stability control, and the cruise control. Failure of any of these systems could increase risk of a crash. Dealers will replace the stop lamp switch to correct these issues. This recall is to begin on June 29, 2009. The Hyundai recall number is 092.
The front passenger seat sensor, to detect a child seat or adult in the seat, may recognize a small adult as a child seat. If this happens and the front passenger air bag is deactivated, the risk of injury in a crash may be increased. Dealers will verify the Occupant Classification System (OCS) is not working properly. After verification, dealers will remove the front passenger seat cushion and send it to a repair facility. The recall began May 26, 2008. The Hyundai recall number is 083.
Replacement headlamp assemblies may not conform to the Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard because they may not have been aligned properly and fail to conform to the photometric requirements. Improper aiming of the headlight may result in poor visibility and possibly result in a crash. Dealers were notified and returned their supply of headlights to Hyundai. The Hyundai recall number is 080.
The air bag warning label installed on the sunvisors may have lost adhesion or become distorted and illegible. If the labels are missing or cannot be read, the driver or front seat passenger will not have information that may help them in a crash. Dealers will replace the sunvisor assemblies free of charge. The recall began October 2, 2006. The Hyundai recall number is 076.
On some models, the inner bezels of the headlamps were not assembled properly, so the turn signals may not be positioned correctly. This may cause the intensity of the turn signals to be reduced. Reduced visibility of the turn signals may increase the risk of a crash. Dealers will replace the left and right headlamp assemblies. The recall began June 26, 2006. The Hyundai recall number is 075.
Interference between the front seat belt and the front seat recliner knob may cause the front seat to recline inadvertently. Inadvertent release of the seat back may result in injury to the vehicle occupants. Dealers will replace the manual seat back recliner knob(s) free of charge. The recall began October 14, 2005. The Hyundai recall number is 072.
The ESC may be oversensitive to the onset of oversteering while driving on banked curves, possibly causing the application of the front outside brake. Application of the brake by the inadvertent activation of the ESC may change the vehicle's line through the corner and result in a crash. Dealers will reprogram the ESC hydraulic electronic control unit. The recall began July 29, 2005. The Hyundai recall number is 070.