Toyota and Hyundai Announce New Vehicle Recalls
Issues surrounding airbags and other issues within new vehicles for sale in the U.S. are far from over. According to a recent article appearing on the CBS Local station in Dallas, Toyota recently announced the recall of 65,000 new Tundra and Sequoia vehicles while fellow Japanese automaker, Hyundai, has announced that it is recalling Sonata models manufactured from 2009-2011. So far there have been four reports involving Sonatas that were made between December 11, 2009, and September 29, 2010.
Both manufacturers have noted a variety of reasons for the recall. Toyota has cited issues such as improperly tightened bolts in 2017 Tundra models which it believes could lead to injury in case of a crash.
According to a statement issued by Hyundai, that beginning on April 20th, it will recall approximately 110,000 vehicles. This recall includes 43,900 of its Santa Fe model for issues with the vehicle’s steering wheel as well as a potential short circuit in the airbag control computer in the Sonata models. This defect can prevent airbags within the vehicles to fail to deploy and may also result in a failure of the seatbelts to tighten prior to a crash.
Both companies have said that they intend to alert the owners of these vehicles by mail so that they can be repaired. If you receive one of these notices, take action immediately. You will be able to get a free repair if you bring in the documentation.