The passenger front seat belt buckle may fail to latch properly. Dealers will repair or replace the passenger front seat belt buckle free of charge to resolve the concern.
Hyundai Sonata Recalls
208 vehicles are being recalled because the may have been assembled with an incorrect left drive axle. This could result in separation of the left axle from the transaxle differential. If this were to occur the vehicle would stop moving, increasing the risk of a crash. Additionally, the vehicle could roll unexpectedly while parked. Dealers will inspect the left drive axle and replace it as necessary.
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.
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.
The front brake calipers may fracture and fail. Dealers will replace the affected brake calipers free of charge to resolve the problem.
An electrical problem with the vehicle may lead to loss of power steering and an inability to shift the vehicle from 'Park'. Low speed maneuvers while parking may be especially difficult with heavier steering feel, and may cause loss of vehicle control.
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.
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.
Hyundai is recalling certain 2012-2013 Sonata passenger cars, the side curtain airbags may inflate unexpectedly - Without a deployment command from the control module. Unexpected deployment would increase the risk of injury to vehicle occupants. It would also be a significant driver distraction and would limit the driver's visibility, increasing the risk of a crash. Dealers will replace the side curtain air bags to correct this concern. The Hyundai recall number is 106.
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.