Hyundai is recalling Sonatas and Azeras due to corrosion issue

Article by Anita Panait, on August 16, 2013

Hyundai Motor Co. is recalling around 240,000 older Sonata and Azera sedans in some states in the US due to a corrosion issue that may affect rear wheel alignment, according to a report issued by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. Hyundai is also recalling 20,300 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport models (model year 2013) and 9,345 Kia Sorento crossovers (model year 2014) due to issues with the right front axle.

According to a filing with the NHTSA, road salt used in the District of Columbia and 20 cold-weather states – 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 – could result rusting of the steel on the underside of the vehicles, possibly leading to misaligned rear wheels.

The recall covers model years 2006 to 2010 Sonatas built between March 1, 2005 and Jan. 21, 2010; and model years 2006 to 2011 Azeras produced between Sept. 27, 2005 and Nov. 22, 2010, the South Korean carmaker disclosed.

Hyundai said it was not aware of any crashes or injuries linked the corrosion or the front axle recalls. As for the front axle recall, Kia and Hyundai told NHTSA in a filing that the right front axle driveshaft may develop a crack, resulting to a possible separation of the shaft, eventually leading to a crash. The Santa Fe and Sorento recalls only cover those with front-wheel drive and 2.4-liter engines.

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