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Car Recalls

Recalls are issued for cars with safety-related defects or problems

Hyundai recalls

 

For Models: Hyundai Santa Fe

Brakes, December 29, 2010

RepairPal Expert Overview:

Hyundai is recalling certain 2011 Santa Fe vehicles due to leaking rear brake calipers. The leaking calipers will cause a loss of brake fluid, which may result in a loss of breaking power, increasing the risk of a crash. Dealers will inspect the rear calipers and replace them as necessary.

For Models: Hyundai Sonata

Suspension & Steering, October 15, 2010

RepairPal Expert Overview:

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.

For Models: Hyundai Sonata

Suspension & Steering, October 11, 2010

RepairPal Expert Overview:

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.

For Models: Hyundai Sonata

Body, Interior & Misc., March 12, 2010

RepairPal Expert Overview:

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.

For Models: Hyundai Tucson

Body, Interior & Misc., March 5, 2010

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The air bag warning light may come on if an occupant over 240 pounds sits in the passenger seat. The air bag light being illuminated deactivates the air bag system. This could lead to serious injuries in an accident. Dealers will reprogram the PODS (Passenger Occupant Deactivation Switch) module. This recall began on February 15, 2010. The Hyundai recall number is 095.

For Models: Hyundai Azera

Body, Interior & Misc., February 22, 2010

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The wiring harness for the right front seat belt tension sensor may become damaged after repeated use of the right front seat belt. If the wiring is damaged, the passenger front airbag will not deploy in the event of a crash. Dealers will repair the vehicles free of charge. The recall began February 22, 2010. The Hyundai recall number is 094.

For Models: Hyundai Azera

Body, Interior & Misc., February 8, 2010

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The wiring harness to the seat belt tension sensor may become damaged after repeated use. If this occurs, the air bag may not deploy in a collision. Dealers will inspect and replace the right front seat belt, install a new tension sensor wiring harness clip if necessary, and reroute the right front seat belt tension sensor wiring. The Hyundai recall number is 094. This recall began on February 8, 2010.

For Models: Hyundai Sonata

Body, Interior & Misc., September 16, 2009

Summary: HYUNDAI IS RECALLING 82 MODEL YEAR 2002-2003 SONATA VEHICLES. REPEATED USE OF THE INTERIOR DOOR HANDLE MAY CAUSE WEAR OF THE CHROME PLATING. IF THE TOP EDGE OF THE HANDLE HAS VERY THIN CHROME PLATING THAT PORTION OF THE PLATING MAY WEAR AWAY MORE EASILY THAN MORE THICKLY PLATED AREAS AS THE DOOR HANDLE IS USED. THE WORN CHROME PLATING ON THE UPPER EDGE OF THE HANDLE MAY RESULT IN A CRACK OR SEPARATION BETWEEN THE CHROME PLATING ON THE INBOARD AND OUTBOARD SURFACES OF THE HANDLE, WHICH MAY FORM A SHARP EDGE.

For Models: Hyundai Santa Fe

Body, Interior & Misc., July 17, 2009

Summary: HYUNDAI IS RECALLING 83,355 MY 2001-2003 SANTA FE VEHICLES ORIGINALLY SOLD IN OR CURRENTLY REGISTERED IN THE STATES OF CONNECTICUT, DELAWARE, ILLINOIS, INDIANA, IOWA, MAINE, MARYLAND, MASSACHUSETTS, MICHIGAN, MINNESOTA, MISSOURI, NEW HAMPSHIRE, NEW JERSEY, NEW YORK, OHIO, PENNSYLVANIA, RHODE ISLAND, VERMONT, WEST VIRGINIA, WISCONSIN, AND THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA. ROAD SALT APPLIED IN THESE JURISDICTIONS DURING THE WINTER MONTHS MAY RESULT IN PROGRESSIVE, INTERNAL CORROSION OF THE REAR TRAILING ARMS, WHICH COULD LEAD TO THINNING OR PERFORATION OF THE REAR TRAILING ARM STEEL. OWNERS MAY SEE OR FEEL SLIGHT TO MODERATE CHANGES IN VEHICLE OPERATION WHICH WILL INCREASE IF THE VEHICLE IS NOT REPAIRED. THESE CHANGES INCLUDE A LOWERING OF VEHICLE HEIGHT THAT CAN LEAD TO TIRE MISALIGNMENT AND STEERING PULL. OWNERS MAY ALSO NOTICE A CREAKING SOUND.

For Models: Hyundai Sonata, Hyundai XG350

Body, Interior & Misc., July 17, 2009

Summary: HYUNDAI IS RECALLING 188,282 MY 2001-2004 SONATA AND MY 2001-2004 XG300 AND XG350 VEHICLES ORIGINALLY SOLD IN OR CURRENTLY REGISTERED IN THE STATES OF CONNECTICUT, DELAWARE, ILLINOIS, INDIANA, IOWA, MAINE, MARYLAND, MASSACHUSETTS, MICHIGAN, MINNESOTA, MISSOURI, NEW HAMPSHIRE, NEW JERSEY, NEW YORK, OHIO, PENNSYLVANIA, RHODE ISLAND, VERMONT, WEST VIRGINIA, WISCONSIN, AND THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA. ROAD SALT APPLIED IN THESE JURISDICTIONS DURING THE WINTER MONTHS MAY RESULT IN PROGRESSIVE, INTERNAL CORROSION OF THE FRONT SUB-FRAME ON THE VEHICLES, AND MAY RESULT IN THINNING OR PERFORATION OF THE SUB-FRAME STEEL. THE CORROSION IS FREQUENTLY VISIBLE AND OFTEN DISCOVERED DURING INSPECTION OR ROUTINE MAINTENANCE, AND OWNERS MAY ALSO HEAR NOISES OR NOTICE TIRE MISALIGNMENT AND STEERING PULL. IF THESE SIGNALS ARE UNDETECTED OR UNHEEDED, THE CORROSION MAY PROGRESS AND THE FORWARD MOUNTING OF THE LOWER CONTROL ARM MAY DETACH FROM THE SUB-FRAME.

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