Hyundai Issues Recall for 260,000 Vehicles

By: Matt Spencer - August 15, 2013

If you are the proud owner of a Hyundai Sonata or Azera manufactured between 2005 and 2011, or a 2013 Sante Fe, then you should pay very close attention to this story.

The company announced a massive recall for the vehicles in hopes of avoiding injuries caused by a peculiar issue with the cars axle. The National HighwayTraffic and Safety Administration has said that the recall is due to corrosion of the axle that can lead it to separating from the car. It is believed that salt placed on roads during the winter months is to blame for the issue.

The recall only technically applies to cars sold in certain states, which include Connecticut, Delaware, Illinois, Indiana,Iowa, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan,Minnesota, Missouri, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont,West Virginia, and Wisconsin. However, cars tend to get around and many could have been sold used in states outside of this area. For this reason Hyundai will be contacting owners who may be at risk.

Along with the aforementioned vehicles, the company’s Kia Motors affiliate also recalled over 9,000 Sorento Crossover models for the same axle issue. Hyundai dealers will be inspecting vehicles and repairing whatever damage they find with no charge to the owner.

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  • Rebecca Miller

    This happened to me. My lower control arm broke in the middle of the road. I had it towed to a friends garage and fixed. Hyundai would not reimburse me because I didn’t take it to an authorized dealer. When you have an emergency like that due to their faults (it was only hanging by a 1/2 inch peiece that hadn’t eroded through yet) and you aren’t left with any other choice, they should still have to reimburse you.

    • Sylvia

      I totally agree….that’s their way of getting out of paying when its not thru a certified dealer as for me its totally an inconvenience because I live 1 hr away (60 miles) from any dealers to work on my Hyundai. So what are we to do when this occurs, huh?