In cold-weathered states, Hyundai is recalling 239,000 of their Azera and Sonata sedans. The recalls are only in cold-weathered states because of the salty roads, which can cause wear away the rear suspension. With the salt from the roads affecting the rear suspension, the crossmember could be come detached from the controls that lead to the wheels of the vehicle. This could also affect the alignment and increase crashes.
The recall affected 215,000 Sonata sedan models between the years 2006 to 2010. 24,000 Azera sedan models were also recalled between the years 2006 to 2011.
Within the next month, Hyundai will inform owners, by letter, of these models of the recall and will have the cars inspected and will repair/replace the improper working parts. States that the recall will take affect in is in Washington, D.C., New Jersey, New York, Rhode Island, Ohio, Delaware, Indiana, Connecticut, Illinois, Missouri, New Hampshire, Pennsylvania, Maine, Iowa, Delaware, Maryland, Vermont, Massachusetts, West Virginia, Michigan, and Wisconsin.
Also being affected is the 2013 Santa Fe Sport models that contain a 2.4-liter, four-cylinder engine and with front-wheel drive. These models were built from July of 2012 to March of this year.
23,000 SUV’S were also recalled in both Canada and the United States because of a possible axle failure, which will cause the car to lose power or even start to roll away even if the car is in park. So far, Hyundai had not been aware of any issues regarding injury or death dealing with this defect. If you do have a issue with you’re axle shaft, the dealer will replace it free of charge.
If you’re an owner of one of these vehicles, keep close eyes out for any issues or a letter in the mail from your dealer regarding the recall. If there are any issues, immediately contact your dealer or bring the vehicle back to the dealership.
- Hyundai recalls 262,000 Sonata, Azera, Santa Fe models (stltoday.com)