Hyundai Recalls 259K Vehicles Over Rust, Axle Issues

Two separate recalls have been issued by Hyundai, affecting 259,000 vehicles from various models in the Korean automaker’s lineup.

The first recall affects 2006-2010 model year Sonatas and 2006-2011 model year Azeras, where a rear-cross member could rust possibly causing handling problems. In total, 215,000 Sonatas and 24,000 Azeras are affected by the recall.

The second recall affects the 2013 front-wheel-drive Santa Fe Sport equipped with the 2.4-liter, four-cylinder engine. According to Hyundai, the front-axle shaft might break due to being improperly manufactured.

The Sonata and Azera recall is a geographic recall and only affects vehicles in various states that rely on road salt during the winter.

The Kia Sorento, which is a sibling of the Santa Fe, is also affected by the recall with 9,300 2014 Sorentos experiencing the same issue.

No injuries or accidents related to both recalls have been reported.

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