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.