August 29, 2013

Source: National Highway Transportation Safety Administration's (NHTSA) Office of Defect Investigation (ODI)

A recall has been issued for approximately 239,000 Hyundai vehicles sold or registered in certain cold weather states, due to an auto defect that is caused by road salt corrosion.  The vehicles identified in this recall class are 2006-2010 Sonata vehicles manufactured March 1, 2005 through January 21, 2010 and 2006-2011 Azera vehicles manufactured September 27, 2005 through November 22, 2010. Road salt and water can enter portions of the rear crossmember and causing corrosion that can lead to detachment of one of the rear control arms. This auto defect can affecting the handling of the vehicle and increases the risk of a crash.

This recall is expected to begin sometime at the end of September 2013.  Dealers will inspect the vehicle and perform the necessary service free of charge.  Owners may contact Hyundai directly at 1-734-337-9499 and reference safety recall no. 113.  Additional details can also be found by referencing NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 13V354000.

Owners are encouraged to contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153) or go to www.safercar.gov with any questions or concerns surrounding these or any other recalls or safety campaigns.