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Hyundai Sonata Recall 95V163000

Suspension & Steering, August 30, 1995

Original Recall from the NHTSA

Model Year(s)
Manufacturer's Report Date
August 30, 1995
NHTSA Action Number
N/A
Potential Number of Units Affected
356
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number
95V163000
Component
SUSPENSION:REAR:SHOCK ABSORBER

Summary
ONE OR BOTH OF THE REAR SUSPENSION LOWER SPRING SEATS ARE NOT SECURELY ATTACHED TO THE SHOCK ABSORBER AND CAN SLIDE LOWER ONTO THE SHOCK ABSORBER THAN INTENDED. THE REAR SPRING WOULD NO LONGER FUNCTION TO SUPPORT THE VEHICLE BODY AT ITS NORMAL HEIGHT.
Consequence
LOSS OF REAR SPRING SUPPORT CAN INCREASE THE POTENTIAL FOR A VEHICLE ACCIDENT IF IT OCCURS WHILE THE VEHICLE IS MOVING.
Remedy
DEALERS WILL INSPECT THE VEHICLE TO DETERMINE WHETHER THE REAR SHOCK ABSORBERS ARE FROM THE SUSPECT PRODUCTION. IF THE SHOCK ABSORBERS ARE FROM THE SUSPECT PRODUCTION, THE SHOCK ABSORBER/SPRING SEAT ASSEMBLIES WILL BE REPLACED.
Notes
SYSTEM: SUSPENSION; REAR; SHOCK ABSORBER.VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: PASSENGER VEHICLES EQUIPPED WITH GAS-FILLED SHOCK ABSORBERS (LOT NUMBERS 5C4 AND 5C9).NOTE: OWNERS WHO TAKE THEIR VEHICLES TO AN AUTHORIZED DEALER ON AN AGREED UPON SERVICE DATE AND DO NOT RECEIVE THE FREE REMEDY WITHIN A REASONABLE TIME SHOULD CONTACT HYUNDAI AT 1-800-829-9956. ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S AUTO SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-800-424-9393.
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