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Old 04-23-2009, 02:59 AM   #1
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Hyundai is working with the NHTSA to recall almost one million vehicles from 1999 through 2008 due to various suspension components that could fail.
The general issue is that when these parts are exposed to road salt over several years, they could erode to the point of failure. Another part of the recall involves stop lamp switches that malfunction.

Though the corrosion issue is somewhat typical on non-premium vehicles in the snow belt areas of the country, Hyundai feels this is a major safety issue and is spending the resources to ensure that its customers are safe.

The list of vehicles and summary of issues is below.

2001-2003 Hyundai Santa Fe-The rear trailing arms could corrode internally, leading to deformation and the loss of structural rigidity of the arms, which could lead to a crash if the arms separates while driving.

1999-2004 Hyundai Sonata; 2001-2004 Hyundai XG300/XG350-The front sub-frame steel could corrode internally, which may lead to the forward mounting of the lower control arm to detach from the sub-frame. This may lead to a crash because the driver loses power to the wheels and the wheel may make contact with the fender or wheel well.

2001-2003 Hyundai Elantra; 2003 Hyundai Tiburon-Road salt can corrode and thin the steel in the front lower control arm. A perforated front lower control arm may fracture between its ball joint attachment and the front and rear pivot attachments to the chassis. This may result in reduced control of the direction of the front wheel or wheels.

Several newer Hyundai's are part of the stop lamp switch recall, including:

2006-2007 Hyundai Accent, Entourage, and Sonata; 2007 Hyundai Azera, Elantra, and Santa Fe; 2005-2007 Hyundai Tucson; 2007-2008 Hyundai Veracruz

The recall for all of the above vehicles is a result of malfunctioning stop lamp switches which may cause the brake lights to not illuminate when the brake pedal is depressed, or remain lit when the pedal is released. It may also prevent the vehicle from being able to be shifted from Park, the Electronic Stability Control system to malfunction, and the cruise control may not deactivate when the brake pedal is depressed. These may all lead to a crash.

If your vehicle is mentioned above, get it to your nearest Hyundai dealership for free repairs ASAP. You may also call Hyundai at 1-800-633-5151 for assistance.
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Old 04-23-2009, 03:03 AM   #2
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hyundai...........
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Old 04-23-2009, 08:53 AM   #3
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Interesting. Glad Hyundai is doing the right thing.
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Old 04-23-2009, 09:20 AM   #4
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so most all other manufacturers say "it happens" and Hyundai says "hmmm, we don't like so what can we do about it?" and they will dinged for doing so.
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Old 04-23-2009, 11:04 AM   #5
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+1 Hyundai!
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Old 04-23-2009, 11:58 AM   #6
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so most all other manufacturers say "it happens" and Hyundai says "hmmm, we don't like so what can we do about it?" and they will dinged for doing so.
+1. Some people are just plain stupid and ignorant. Good job Hyundai. That's how you win loyalty.
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Old 04-23-2009, 05:26 PM   #7
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subaru did the same thing with front springs in the "rust belt" and cars that spent time in those areas. got new springs for the wagon a few years ago.
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Old 04-24-2009, 08:34 AM   #8
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Ouch, pretty serious issues.
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Old 04-24-2009, 09:05 AM   #9
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get what you pay for
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Old 04-24-2009, 10:49 AM   #10
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AT least they are doing the right thing... I still support hyundai and hope they continue getting better and better...
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Old 04-24-2009, 11:07 AM   #11
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get what you pay for
You mean when I buy a Hyundai I get a car company that stands behind their product?
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Old 04-24-2009, 11:20 AM   #12
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You mean when I buy a Hyundai I get a car company that stands behind their product?
Zing.
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Old 04-24-2009, 11:24 AM   #13
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Does Hyundai buy their steel from China? (serious question)
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Old 04-24-2009, 11:30 AM   #14
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get what you pay for

Not really... Don't be a hater and do a search on:


2007 Recalls:

1. Volkswagen New Beetle: 1,002,000
2. Toyota Sequoia: 533,124
3. Jeep Liberty: 149,605
4. Nissan Altima: 140,582
5. Hyundai Tucson: 128,300
6. Dodge Nitro, Jeep Wrangler: 80,894
7. Suzuki Forenza, Reno: 75,697
8. Volkswagen Passat, Passat Wagon: 58,800
9. Chrysler Sebring, 300, Dodge Caliber, Magnum, Charger, Nitro, Jeep Compass, Liberty, Commander, Grand Cherokee, Wrangler: 50,665
10. Infiniti G35 Coupe: 23,934
11. Chevrolet Aveo: 17,676
12. Nissan Versa: 16,309
13. GMC Acadia, Saturn Outlook: 13,032
14. Ford Expedition: 10,061

Even a Ferrari worth $168,000 is not an exception to defective vehicles. In the early months of 2007, the Italian luxury sports car maker recalled 216 of its 2005 and 2006 models of the F430 coupe and spider models. The vehicles were detected to have faulty clutch pumps. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, the defect "could result in a reduction in a driver's ability to shift gears while driving and result in a crash."


SHANGHAI, April 24 (Reuters) - Toyota Motor Corp is recalling 259,119 Camry sedans in China, one of its largest recalls in the country, to fix faulty brake systems.



Jeep Liberty SUV
Base Price
: $22,025
Number Of 2006-Model Recalls
: 4

Recalls concerned:
--Faulty wiring that could lead to underbody fires
--Faulty door latches
--Faulty suspensions
--Faulty automatic transmissions that may not be able to shift into "Park"

Honda Civic Coupe And Sedan

Base Price
: $14,810
Number Of 2006-Model Recalls
: 4

Recalls concerned:
--Faulty frontal airbags
--Incorrect NHTSA contact info in owner's manuals
--Gas pedals that may come loose
--Improperly attached rear glass
Dodge Durango SUV
Base Price
: $27,055
Number Of 2006-Model Recalls
: 6

Recalls concerned:
--Incorrect airbag restraint controllers
--Faulty automatic transmissions that may not be able to shift into "Park"
--Faulty anti-lock brake software
--Rear-suspension components damaged during assembly
--Defective front windshield-wiper motors
--Malfunctioning turn signals, headlights or windshield wipers
Land Rover Range Rover Sport SUV
Base Price: $57,950
Number Of 2006-Model Recalls
: 4

Recalls concerned:
--Faulty ignition switches
--Automatic transmissions that may not be able to shift into "Park"
--Seatbelts that don't latch properly
--Faulty brakes



Land Rover LR3 SUV
Base Price
: $42,150
Number Of 2006-Model Recalls
: 4

Recalls concerned:
--Faulty ignition switches
--Fuel tanks that may leak
--Automatic transmissions that may not be able to shift into "Park"
--Seatbelts that don't latch properly







SOOOOOO are we now "educated"?
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Old 04-24-2009, 11:39 AM   #15
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get what you pay for
Another brilliant comment. Good job.
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Old 04-24-2009, 01:15 PM   #16
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When you sell 10yr/100,000mi warranties, it's in your best interest to make sure the cars last that long.. because you'll be the one paying for repairs.

I wouldn't hesitate to buy a Genesis over this.
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Old 04-24-2009, 01:21 PM   #17
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Korean designers know not of this American phenomenon called road salt.
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Old 04-24-2009, 01:25 PM   #18
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Does Hyundai buy their steel from China? (serious question)
IIRC Hyundai has their own steel company.
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Old 04-24-2009, 01:36 PM   #19
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^^correct, but they still may not source all their steel internally

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Korean designers know not of this American phenomenon called road salt.
They should by now. I remember the very first Hyundais in Canada; you'd be luck to get 100,000 km (60,000) miles out of one before it would fall apart. My first Subie (1980 GL) wasn't much better though.
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Old 04-24-2009, 02:46 PM   #20
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Whatever that means....
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Old 04-24-2009, 03:50 PM   #21
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By now you must be pretty shocked by the pro-Hyundai sentiment in N&R.
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Old 04-25-2009, 12:44 AM   #22
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You mean when I buy a Hyundai I get a car company that stands behind their product?
Amen, Jeep and Dodge has the same and substantially worse issues with their Nitro, Compass, Patriot and new Liberty suspension, have you even seen a TSB?

Good work Hyundai.
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Old 04-25-2009, 01:50 AM   #23
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Props to Hyundai for standing behind their products.
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Old 04-26-2009, 11:57 PM   #24
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Toyota bought back my co-worker older Tacoma for a recall. They gave him 150% of KBB. He paid well below KBB when he got it so he made some money. They basically took a hammer and hit the bed frame and if any rust fall, they would buy it back.
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Old 04-27-2009, 11:53 AM   #25
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http://www.genesispresspass.com/homeVideos1.php

Hyundai America CEO John Krafcik talks about how the 10 year warranty has motivated the engineers to focus on the long term durability, and that they actually lowered the overall warranty cost since the inception. (towards the end of the interview, ~6:00)

I would guess that this sorts of recalls are also part of the effort to lower the warranty cost in the long run.
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