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Two Recalls from Hyundai

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On: Fri, Aug 8, 2014 at 3:09PM | By: Karen Cook

Two Recalls from Hyundai

Hyundai is issuing two recalls which will begin sometime in September. The first covers 225,000 Santa Fe SUVs from model years 2001-2006 and built between March 31st, 2000 to February 15th, 2006. The front coil spring is prone to corrosion from common road salt. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) states that if the spring fractures it could puncture a tire, which could lead to an increased risk of accidents. So far there have been no crashes, injuries or fatalities stemming from this problem, but there have been more than a thousand warranty claims. 90 of them contained reports of the spring contacting the tire. 94% have been filed in states which routinely use salt on the roads in the winter.

The other recall concerns 133,075 2001 Sonatas built from December 11th, 2009 and September 1st, 2010. According to the NHTSA there is an “insufficient seal between the inner brake hose and the metal brake line fitting” which causes the brake lines to leak fluid. What this means for a driver is a longer stopping distance than expected, which could lead to a crash. Even though there have been no reported accidents, injuries or deaths there have been 415 warranty claims on this problem.

As previously stated, both recalls will begin next month and owners of affected vehicles will get a recall notice in the mail. If you own one of these models and you think you are experiencing these problems, get to your local dealer right away. If you have questions, Hyundai can be reached at 1-800-633-5151.


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