An electronics fault causes conflicting steering wheel input data to shut down the power assist in affected vehicles. Power steering is most important at low speeds and while parking, and difficulty steering may result in a crash. Dealers will update electronics that control the power steering to correct this problem.
2008 Hyundai Elantra Recalls
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.
The air bag control module may receive an unstable electrical signal from the driver's fore/aft seat position sensor. This could cause the driver's front air bag to deploy at the incorrect pressure in the event of a crash, increasing risk of injury to the driver. Dealers will reprogram the air bag control module with updated software to correct this issue. This recall is expected to begin during April of 2011. The Hyundai recall number is 100.
An electrical connector for the passenger front seat weight sensor is located under the center console. This connector can become contaminated, which could cause the passenger front air bag to deploy unnecessarily in the event of a crash. An unintended air bag deployment increases the risk of injury for an occupant in the front passenger seat. Dealers will install a protective cover over the affected connector to prevent contamination. This recall is expected to begin during April of 2011. The Hyundai recall number is 099.
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.
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.