Hyundai Santa Fe Under Safety Agency Investigation

Luke Vandezande
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hyundai santa fe under safety agency investigation

Roughly 50,000 Hyundai Santa Fe crossovers from the 2013 model year are under investigation.

Two complaints filed with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration prompted the investigation that could eventually lead to a recall. They suggest that the right-front axle shaft can fail. So far, the agency says it hasn’t received reports of any crashes or injuries related to the issue. The investigation began on July 5.

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In both cases, the complaints said the affected vehicles made a loud noise and stopped moving. The complaints also suggest that the problem occurred with fewer than 5,000 miles driven in either of the vehicles.

Typically, it takes several months from the beginning of an investigation until a recall is announced by the safety agency. Before that happens, the investigation will likely be upgraded to an engineering analysis.

Luke Vandezande
Luke Vandezande

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