Hyundai has announced the recall of certain model year 2006-2010 Sonata and Azera vehicles due to a control arm issue, and 2013 Santa Fe Sport vehicles due to front axle issues.
Hyundai is recalling certain model year 2006-2010 Sonata vehicles manufactured March 1, 2005, through Jan. 21, 2010; and model year 2006-2011 Azera vehicles manufactured Sept. 27, 2005, through Nov. 22, 2010. Road salt and water can enter portions of the rear crossmember, leading to corrosion of the crossmember steel. This may lead to detachment of one of the rear control arms. Control arm separation may suddenly change the rear wheel alignment, affecting the handling of the vehicle, increasing the risk of a crash. The Sonata / Azera issue potentially affects 239,000 vehicles.
Hyundai is recalling certain model year 2013 Santa Fe Sport vehicles manufactured July 13, 2012, through March 12, 2013; and equipped with 2.4L engines. Due to a manufacturing issue, the right front axle shaft may fracture. A fractured front axle may result in a loss of power to the wheels. Additionally, if the vehicle is parked without the parking brake applied, it may roll away. Either condition increases the risk of a crash. This recall may affect up to 20,300 vehicles.
Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 888-327-4236, or go to www.safercar.gov.