Hyundai has issued three recalls affecting 419,000 vehicles in 20 states including Connecticut, New York, New Jersey, Vermont, Maine, Rhode Island, Pennsylvania, New Hampshire, Minnesota, Massachusetts, Indiana, Delaware, West Virginia, Ohio, Wisconsin, Missouri, Michigan, Maryland, Iowa, and Illinois.
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, the largest recall is to replace front coil springs in 225,000 Santa Fe SUVs manufactured between 2001-2006, after it was found that they are at risk of rusting and cracking when driven in states that have cold weather. The springs may suffer from a fracture and can “cause the car to crash if a contact is made with the car tire.” So far, Hyundai has already gotten 1,200 claims on the product's warranty wherein 90 cases had claimed that the car springs came in contact with a tire. Also being recalled are 61,000 Veracruz crossovers, model years of 2007 to 2012, because of an oil leak problem that (if untreated) could end up damaging the vehicles' alternator and charging system, that could result to a total loss of power.
Lastly, Hyundai is recalling approximately 133,000 2011-2014 mid-sized Sonata sedans, due to leaking brake fluid, while another 883,000 were shown to have a (potentially) defective transmission shift cable.
Owners of affected vehicles will be notified by the end of next month. Consumers will be able to have their vehicle's coil springs replaced for free, as well as receive free hose replacement and repairs or replacement of the car's alternator and front valve cover gasket at their nearest dealer.
For more information contact Hyundai Motor America directly at P.O. Box 20850, Fountain Valley, 92728-0850 or call (for English) Mon - Fri 5:00 am - 7:00 pm PST, and Sat.- Sun. 6:30 am -3:00 pm PST; (Spanish and Korean) Mon - Fri 6:30 am - 3:00 pm PST. You can also e-mail them at firstname.lastname@example.org