The Problem: In cold weather states, salt used to de-ice roads can cause corrosion of the rear crossmember. If the corrosion reaches a certain level, the inboard control arm can detach which could affect the vehicle’s rear alignment and negatively impact handling.
The Fix: Owners are instructed to take their vehicles to a Hyundai dealer to inspect the crossmember for corrosion. If corrosion is found, the crossmember will be replaced with a new one treated with rust proofing. If no corrosion is found, the existed crossmember will be treated with the same rust proofing.
Number of Vehicles Potentially Affected: Approximately 215,000 2006-2010 Hyundai Sonatas and approximately 24,000 Hyundai Azeras. All affected vehicles are registered and operated in 20 “Salt Belt” states including Connecticut, Delaware, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Maine, Maryland, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont, West Virginia, Wisconsin, and the District of Columbia.
2013 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport
The Problem: The right front axle shaft may develop a crack which could lead to a separation of the shaft.
The Fix: Dealers will replace the right side axle shaft at no cost to owners.
Number of Vehicles Potentially Affected: Approximately 20,000 2013 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport vehicles equipped with the 2.4-liter four-cylinder engine and front-wheel-drive.
2013 Fiat 500e
The Problem: Two assembly steps for the half shaft bolts were not properly completed, meaning that the half shafts, which transfer torque from the gearbox to the wheels, could possibly separate.
The Fix: Fiat will replace the bolts that secure the half shafts at no charge and will provide owners with a free rental vehicle while their vehicle is being repaired.
Number of Vehicles Potentially Affected: Approximately 270 Fiat 500e models.
Sources: Hyundai, Fiat