Recalls: Hyundai Sonata, Santa Fe, Veracruz, Chevrolet Spark, Corvette
Just after issuing recalls for the 2011-2014 Hyundai Sonata and the redesigned 2015 Sonata, Hyundai issued three more recalls covering approximately 424,000 vehicles in total. GM also issued recalls for the 2014 Chevrolet Spark and the 2014 Chevrolet Corvette. Full info is provided below.
2001-2006 Hyundai Santa Fe
The Problem: In vehicles registered and operated in certain "salt belt" states, the front coil springs may corrode from road salt, causing the spring to facture and possibly make contact with the tire. This could puncture the tire and increase the risk of a crash.
The Fix: Hyundai dealers will inspect and replace the coil spring if necessary, free of charge to owners.
Number of Vehicles Potentially Affected: 225,000 2001-2006 Hyundai Santa Fe SUVs that were originally sold in the following states: Connecticut, Delaware, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont, West Virginia, Wisconsin, and the District of Columbia.
2011 Hyundai Sonata
The Problem: Affected vehicles could leak brake fluid from the brake lines connecting the master cylinder to the hydraulic electronic control unit due to an insufficient seal between the brake hose and brake line fitting. This could cause a longer stopping distance which may increase the risk of a crash.
The Fix: The brake hose will be replaced with a revised part in affected vehicles.
Number of Vehicles Potentially Affected: 133,075 2011 Hyundai Sonata sedans.
2007-2012 Hyundai Veracruz
The Problem: The front cylinder bank valve cover gasket may leak oil, possibly damaging the alternator. This means that the charging system may malfunction, causing the engine to lose power and possibly stop while the vehicle is moving.
The Fix: Dealers will inspect vehicles and either repair or replace the alternator and the front valve cover gasket.
Number of Vehicles Potentially Affected: 66,122 2007-2012 Hyundai Veracruz SUVs.
2014 Chevrolet Spark
The Problem: The bolts attaching the left and right lower control arms in the front suspension may not be tightened correctly, possibly causing the control arm to separate the steering knuckle. This would cause a loss of steering and increase risk of a crash. GM is instructing owners not to drive their vehicles until the fix has been completed, and will transport cars to dealers free of charge.
The Fix: Dealers will inspect the bolts to see if they are tightened properly, and set them to the correct specification if the defect is found.
Number of Vehicles Potentially Affected: 1919 2014 Chevrolet Spark hatchbacks.
2014 Chevrolet Corvette
The Problem: An improper weld on the rear shock absorbers means that the shock absorber tubes can separate from their brackets, possibly resulting in a sudden change in handling.
The Fix: Dealers will replace both rear shock absorbers at no charge to owners.