Hyundai is recalling 2001–2003 Elantra and Tiburon vehicles in areas of the country with heavy concentrations of road salt usage. Corrosion and thinning of the steel in the front lower control arms may progress to a point where the panels become perforated, which can cause a fracture between the ball joint and pivot attachments to the chassis. This could reduce driver control over the vehicle, which may increase the risk of a crash. Dealers will inspect and replace the affected front lower control arms.
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 fuel pump may have internal electrical issues that prevent proper fuel pressure from being developed. This can cause hard starting and poor performance. Dealers will replace the fuel pump subassembly. The Hyundai Puerto Rico recall number is 086. This recall began on February 9, 2009.
Hyundai is recalling certain trailer hitch wiring harnesses on 2007–2008 Santa Fe and Veracruz models because moisture may get into the circuit board components, resulting in corrosion that could cause a short circuit. This may result in overheating or damage to the converter module, possibly causing a fire. Hyundai will notify owners and repair the affected harnesses free of charge.
The fuel pump motor may not have uniform electrical contacts, causing the fuel pump not to produce the fuel pressure needed for the fuel injection system. This condition could cause hard starting or engine hesitation. Engine hesitation or other performance issues may increase the risk of a crash. Dealers will replace the fuel pump subassembly free of charge. The recall began September 15, 2008.
The certification label on the driver side center pillar lists the incorrect gross axle weight rating (GAWR). Overloading your vehicle may adversely affect handling/braking and could result in tire failure, increasing the risk of a crash. Hyundai will mail corrected labels and installation instructions to vehicle owners. Dealers will install the labels upon request. The Hyundai recall number is 084.
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.