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Car Recalls

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

Hyundai Sonata recalls

 

For Models: Hyundai Azera, Hyundai Sonata

Suspension & Steering, August 12, 2013

RepairPal Expert Overview:

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.

For Models: Hyundai Accent, Hyundai Elantra, Hyundai Genesis Coupe 2.0T, Hyundai Genesis Coupe 3.8, Hyundai Santa Fe, Hyundai Sonata, Hyundai Tucson, Hyundai Veracruz

Brakes, April 1, 2013

RepairPal Expert Overview:

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.

For Models: Hyundai Sonata

Body, Interior & Misc., July 24, 2012

RepairPal Expert Overview:

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.

For Models: Hyundai Sonata

Body, Interior & Misc., March 8, 2012

RepairPal Expert Overview:

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.

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 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 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.

For Models: Hyundai Sonata

Body, Interior & Misc., July 13, 2009

Summary: HYUNDAI IS RECALLING 91,350 MY 2002-2003 HYUNDAI SONATA VEHICLES. REPEATED USE OF THE INTERIOR DOOR HANDLE MAY CAUSE WEAR OF THE CHROME PLATE. 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.