Hyundai, Kia Recall about 270,000 Sedans and SUVs due to Crash, Injury Risks
Hyundai Motor Group, which includes Kia Motors, is collectively recalling approximately 270,000 vehicles due to defects that can increase the risk of a car accident and personal injury.
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), the Hyundai recall includes 239,000 Sonata and Azera sedans sold primarily in cold-weather states in the Midwest and East. These vehicles suffer from a suspension problem that allows water to enter the rear crossmembers of the cars and corrode the steel; this can lead to the detachment of a rear control arm and increase the risk of a crash.
The recall also includes 20,300 Hyundai Santa Fe sport utility vehicles (SUVs) and 9,345 Kia Sorento SUVs due to a manufacturing defect in the vehicles’ power train systems. This issue can cause the right front axle to fracture and increase the risk of a collision and injury, according to the NHTSA.
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