Hyundai Tuscon recall will be accompanied by three major safety campaigns from sister brand Kia
In four separate safety campaigns, Hyundai and sister brand Kia have announced recall of 400,000 vehicles in the United States. Exposure to road salt and irregular cleaning of the under body section of the Kia Sedona have led to the major call back of 97,884 units.
The Kia Sedonas manufactured between June 15, 2005 and August 12, 2012 are subjected to this massive recall. They were sold in 27 salt states of US like New Jersey, New York, the District of Columbia, Alaska, Michigan, Minnesota, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky and others.
The corrosion could potentially lead to excessive vibrations and noise and in the worst case scenario, the lower control arm could break and lead to injuries. Marking the second recall for the Sedona minivans, first was due to corrosion problems as well, Kia is more likely to begin the campaign on 25th of July.
The authorised Kia dealerships across US will check and replace the front lower control arm free of cost which was discovered to undergo potential damage. The Kia Sedona is the biggest casualty of the recall as another 219,800 vehicles made between June 15, 2005 and April 4, 2014 are found to have secondary bonnet latch defect.
This could be an aftermath of the corrosion as well which could result it in opening even when the bonnet is closed. This safety campaign is also expected to start on the same date as the above one in July. About 5,245 units of the Forte will go under the hammer due to not properly tightening seat belt retractor retaining plate.
This was discovered on social media when a Forte owner reported metal piece lodging in a child’s leg during a crash. The Forte vehicles manufactured from September 10, 2012 to October 31, 2012 will be inspected and front seat belt assemblies will be replaced if needed as the campaign is expected to kick off on June 30.
Hyundai Tucson produced between May 19, 2015 and March 14, 2016 are under the radar as well as 81,000 units of the premium SUV will be recalled. The Tucson faces the same issue as the Sedona as the faulty secondary hood latches could make the bonnet to open on-the-go. It might not secure the bonnet when the primary latch is accidentally released. The recall could begin on July 15.