The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has announced that Hyundai will be recalling approximately 259,000 vehicles in the cold-weather states due to the possibility of corrosion that can affect rear-wheel alignment.
It was found that road salt commonly used in cold-weather states can cause the steel on the underside of the vehicle to rust. The rust can then lead to the corrosion of the rear-wheel alignment which can be dangerous.
Although the company is not aware of any car accidents or injuries related to the issue they are recalling vehicles with this defective product in 20 different states, including Ohio. The recall affects 2010 Sonata sedans manufactured between March 2005 and January 21st, 2010, and 2006 to 2011 Azera Sedans manufactured between September 27th, 2005 and November 22nd, 2010.
Hyundai has also announced that they will be recalling approximately 20,000 front-wheel-drive Sante Fe Sports with a 2.4 liter 4-cylinder engine, and 9,300 2014 Kia Sorento models, due to the risk of the front axle shaft breaking. If the front axle shaft breaks it could lead to the loss of power.
If you or a loved one has been injured due a manufacturing defect, the victim may be entitled to compensation for their suffering.