2011 Hyundai Sonata Recalls

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The brake pedal stopper pad can deteriorate, resulting in the stop lamp switch plunger to remain extended when the brake pedal is released. This will cause the brake lights to stay illuminated, and will allow the automatic transmission shift lever to be moved out of park without depressing the brake pedal. Dealers will replace the brake pedal stopper pad with an improved part free of charge to resolve the concern.

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The front coil springs may fracture from corrosion that occurs due to exposure to road salt. Dealers will replace the front coil springs free of charge to resolve the concern.

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The engine during manufacturing may have retained metallic debris from the crankshaft. Presence of this metallic debris could cause engine noise and failure. Dealers will inspect and replace affected engines as necessary, and extend the warranty of the engine short block to 10 years / 120,000 miles free of charge to resolve the concern.

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Brake fluid may leak from the fuel lines between the master cylinder and the hydraulic electronic control unit. Dealers will replace the lines with revised parts free of charge to resolve the problem.

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These vehicles are being recalled because the transmission shift cable may come loose from the shift lever pin. If this were to occur, the gear selected may not match the indicated gear and the vehicle could move in an unexpected direction. Also, if the parking brake is not set when the vehicle is parked, the vehicle could roll unexpectedly even if the indicated gear is "park". Dealers will inspect and repair the connection between the shift cable and the shift lever to correct this concern.

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The affected vehicles are being recalled because the brake light switch can fail prematurely, resulting in the loss of brake light operation. Other systems that may be affected include: cruise control, push-button start, gear shifter, and Electronic Stability Control (ESC) system. Dealers will replace the brake light switch to correct this concern.

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On certain vehicles, the center rear seat belt may incorporate a release mechanism that detaches both the lap and shoulder portion at the belt's lower anchor point. This design may not meet federal safety standards. If this seat belt is not properly anchored, it could increase the risk of personal injury in the event of a crash. Dealers will replace the center rear seat belts in vehicles currently in dealer inventory. It has yet to be decided if vehicles already delivered to customers will be recalled.

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Due to improper assembly, the steering intermediate shaft universal joint may become loose or completely disconnected from the steering gear. If this occurs, steering ability will be reduced, increasing the risk of a crash. Dealers will inspect the intermediate shaft universal joint connections for proper assembly and torque. Additionally, the power steering software will be updated. This recall is expected to begin by October 11, 2010. The Hyundai recall number is 097.

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Due to improper assembly, the steering intermediate shaft universal joint may become loose or completely disconnected from the steering gear. If this occurs, steering ability will be reduced, which increases the risk of a crash. Dealers will inspect the intermediate shaft universal joint connections for proper assembly and torque. Additionally, the power steering software will be updated. This recall is expected to begin by October 11, 2010. The Hyundai recall number is 097.

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The front inside door switch can remain in the unlatched position. As a result, one or both of the front doors could open unexpectedly while the vehicle is in motion, increasing the risk of personal injury. Dealers will replace the affected latches. This recall is expected to begin by March 12, 2010. The Hyundai recall number is 096.

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