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Hyundai Tiburon Recalls

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04/22/13 Hyundai motor company (hyundai) is recalling certain model year 2006-2009 accent, model year 2007-2011 azera, sonata and sante fe,2006-2011 tucson, 2009-2011 elantra touring, 2007-2010 elantra, 2008-2011 veracruz, 2009-2011 genesis, 2010-2011 genesis coupe, 2007-2008 entourage, and 2006-2008 tiburon vehicles. originally, in april 2013, hyundai recalled 1,059,824 model year 2007-2009 accent and tucson, model year 2007-2010 elantra, model year 2007-2011 santa fe, model year 2008-2009 veracruz, model year 2010-2011 genesis coupe, and model year 2011 sonata vehicles. in september 2013, hyundai informed the agency that it was adding more vehicles to this campaign, representing an additional 652,512 units. the total number of vehicles being recalled is now 1,712,336. in the affected vehicles, the stop lamp switch may malfunction. a malfunctioning stop lamp switch may cause the brake lights to not illuminate when the brake pedal is depressed or may cause an inability to deactivate the cruise control by depressing the brake pedal. additionally, a malfunctioning stop lamp switch may also result in intermittent operation of the push-button start feature, affect the operation of the brake transmission shift interlock feature, preventing the shifter from being moved out of the park position and cause the electronic stability control (esc) malfunction light to illuminate.

Failure to illuminate the stop lamps during braking or inability to disengage the cruise control could increase the risk of a crash. additionally, when the ignition is in the 'on' position, the transmission shifter may be able to be moved out of park without first applying the brake. this may lead to unintentional movement of the car which may increase the risk of a crash.

Hyundai will notify owners, and dealers will replace the stop lamp switch, free of c

06/30/04 Some passenger vehicles contain a fuel tank assembly valve that may not close properly. if a vehicle with a fuel tank assembly valve that is not properly closed were to roll over, fuel spillage may occur.

Fuel spillage in the presence of an ignition source may result in a fire.

Dealers will install an additional fuel tank assembly valve. owner notification began on june 30, 2004. owners should contact hyundai at 1-800-633-5151.

Hyundai recall no. 066. customers can also contact the national highway traffic safety administration's auto safety hotline at 1-888-dash-2-dot (1-888-327-4236).
01/22/04 On certain passenger vehicles, the brake tubes for the rear brakes can contact the steering gearbox mounting brackets.

Contact between the rear brake tubes and the steering gearbox mounting brackets may result in rear brake tube wear and corrosion, increasing the risk of brake fluid leakage. brake fluid leakage could result in reduced braking capability, which could result in a crash.

Dealers will reposition the rear brake tubes, install brake tube clips, and apply anti-corrosion material to the rear brake tubes. owner notification began january 22, 2004. owners should contact hyundai of puerto rico at 1-800-633-5151.

Hyundai recall no. 061.customers can also contact the national highway traffic safety administration's auto safety hotline at 1-888-dash-2-dot (1-888-327-4236).
10/13/03 On certain passenger vehicles, the rear brake tubes pass behind the front suspension crossmember. two steering gearbox mounting brackets are welded to the crossmember. on vehicles equipped with an antilock brake system (abs), the rear brake tubes could contact both steering gearbox mounting brackets. on vehicles that are not equipped with abs, the rear brake tubes may contact only the left mounting bracket. contact between the rear brake tubes and the steering brackets could cause wear and corrosion that could result in brake fluid leakage.

Fluid leakage could result in reduced braking capability increasing the risk of a crash.

Dealers will reposition the rear brake tubes so they do not contact the mounting brackets, install brake tube clips to control the location of the rear brake tubes, and apply anti-corrosion material to the tubes in the areas where contact with the mounting brackets may have occurred. owner notification began on october 13, 2003. owners should contact hyundai at 1-800-633-5151.

Hyundai recall no. 061.customers can also contact the national highway traffic safety administration's auto safety hotline at 1-888-dash-2-dot (1-888-327-4236).
10/05/04 Engine Certain passenger vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of federal motor vehicle safety standard no. 301, "fuel system integrity" a valve on the fuel tank assembly may not close properly. if a vehicle rolls over and the fuel tank assembly valve is not properly closed, fuel spillage may occur.

Fuel spillage in the presence of an ignition source may result in a fire.

Dealers will install an additional fuel tank assembly valve. the recall began on october 5, 2004. owners should contact hyundai de puerto rico at 1-800-981-0188.

Hyundai recall no. 066. customers can also contact the national highway traffic safety administration's auto safety hotline at 1-888-dash-2-dot (1-888-327-4236).
07/17/09 Suspension and Steering Hyundai is recalling 160,904 my 2001-2003 elantra and my 2003 tiburon vehicles originally sold in or currently registered in the states of connecticut, delaware, illinois, indiana, iowa, maine, maryland, massachusetts, michigan, minnesota, missouri, new hampshire, new jersey, new york, ohio, pennsylvania, rhode island, vermont, west virginia, wisconsin, and the district of columbia. road salt used during the winter months in these jurisdictions may result in internal corrosion and thinning of the steel in the front lower control arms. the corrosion may progress to the point where the lower control arm's upper and lower panels become perforated. a perforated front lower control arm may fracture between its ball joint attachment and the forward and rearward pivot attachments to the chassis.

The fracturing of the control arm could an owner's control over their vehicle that may increase the risk of a crash.

Dealers will inspect the front lower control arms for corrosion damage. if specified levels of internal corrosion damage are found, the front lower control arms will be replaced with new front lower control arms incorporating additional holes in the upper and lower panels. if the front lower control arms do not require replacement, the dealer will add drainage holes to the front lower control arms and will treat the front lower control arms with rust-proofing materials to arrest the internal corrosion process. these procedures will be performed free of charge. the recall began on august 17, 2009. owners may contact the hyundai customer assistance center at 1-800-633-5151.

Hyundai recall no. 091.owners may also contact the national highway traffic safety administration's vehicle safety hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (tty 1-800-424-9153), or go to http://www.safercar.gov .
04/08/05 Suspension and Steering Certain passenger vehicles may have been built with threaded portions of the steering gearbox assembly's left and right inner ball joint assemblies that contain internal cracks in the material structure.

If the inner ball joint assembly was to break as a result of the internal crack, the tie rod end assembly would not longer be attached to the steering gear box. this would prevent steering control of that front wheel by the separated tie rod which could result in a crash.

Dealers will replace the steering gearbox assemblies on these vehicles free of charge. owners were contacted by telephone beginning on april 8, 2005, and instructed not to drive their vehicles. hyundai will arrange to pick up and return their vehicles after repair. owners may contact hyundai at 1-800-633-5151.

Hyundai recall no. 069.customers may also contact the national highway traffic safety administration's vehicle safety hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (tty 1-800-424-9153), or go to http://www.safercar.gov.
04/22/13 Electrical and Air Conditioning Hyundai motor company (hyundai) is recalling certain model year 2006-2009 accent, model year 2007-2011 azera, sonata and sante fe,2006-2011 tucson, 2009-2011 elantra touring, 2007-2010 elantra, 2008-2011 veracruz, 2009-2011 genesis, 2010-2011 genesis coupe, 2007-2008 entourage, and 2006-2008 tiburon vehicles. originally, in april 2013, hyundai recalled 1,059,824 model year 2007-2009 accent and tucson, model year 2007-2010 elantra, model year 2007-2011 santa fe, model year 2008-2009 veracruz, model year 2010-2011 genesis coupe, and model year 2011 sonata vehicles. in september 2013, hyundai informed the agency that it was adding more vehicles to this campaign, representing an additional 652,512 units. the total number of vehicles being recalled is now 1,712,336. in the affected vehicles, the stop lamp switch may malfunction. a malfunctioning stop lamp switch may cause the brake lights to not illuminate when the brake pedal is depressed or may cause an inability to deactivate the cruise control by depressing the brake pedal. additionally, a malfunctioning stop lamp switch may also result in intermittent operation of the push-button start feature, affect the operation of the brake transmission shift interlock feature, preventing the shifter from being moved out of the park position and cause the electronic stability control (esc) malfunction light to illuminate.

Failure to illuminate the stop lamps during braking or inability to disengage the cruise control could increase the risk of a crash. additionally, when the ignition is in the 'on' position, the transmission shifter may be able to be moved out of park without first applying the brake. this may lead to unintentional movement of the car which may increase the risk of a crash.

Hyundai will notify owners, and dealers will replace the stop lamp switch, free of charge. t

10/13/03 Electrical and Air Conditioning On certain sport utility vehicles, the front passenger air bag is mounted beneath the right portion of the instrument panel's padded surface. tear lines are formed into the underside of the instrument panel's padded surface during the production process of the instrument panel top pad. these tear lines allow a portion of the instrument panel surface to fold upward if the passenger air bag deploys.

In the event of a vehicle crash, the air bag may not deploy properly, possibly resulting in serious injury to the right front passenger.

Hyundai will replace the instrument panel. owner notification began on october 13, 2003. owners who take their vehicles to an authorized dealer on an agreed upon service date and do not receive the free remedy within a reasonable time should contact hyundai of america at 1-800-633-5151, or if the vehicle is located in puerto rico, hyundai of puerto rico at 1-800-981-0188.

Hyundai recall no. 063.also, customers can contact the national highway traffic safety administration's auto safety hotline at 1-888-dash-2-dot (1-888-327-4236).
03/24/03 Other On certain passenger vehicles, the driver seat belt buckle wiring could be damaged by interference with the driver seat cushion height adjuster mechanism.

Damaged driver seat belt buckle wiring could cause the seat belt warning lamp or the supplemental restraint system (srs) air bag wiring lamp to illuminate. it could also cause the air bag fuse (cavity number 5) to open, preventing air bag deployment. nondeployment of an srs air bag in a crash where air bag deployment is warranted could increase the risk or severity of injury in a crash.

Dealers will install a new driver seat belt buckle, if necessary, and will place a protective cover over the driver seat belt buckle wiring to prevent damage from occurring. owner notification began on march 24, 2003. owners who take their vehicles to an authorized dealer on an agreed upon service date and do not receive the free remedy within a reasonable time should contact hyundai at 1-800-633-5151.

Hyundai recall no. 056. customers can also contact the national highway traffic safety administration's auto safety hotline at 1-888-dash-2-dot (1-888-327-4236).
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03/04/02 Other On certain passenger vehicles, the left lower instrument panel bracket was not installed.

If this bracket has not been installed, there may be an increased likelihood of injury or increased severity of injury in a frontal crash.

Dealers will inspect the vehicles to determine if the bracket has been installed. if the bracket has not been installed, the dealer will install the left lower instrument panel bracket. owner notification began march 4, 2002. owners who take their vehicles to an authorized dealer on an agreed upon service date and do not receive the free remedy within a reasonable time should contact hyundai at 1-800-633-5151.

Customers can also contact the national highway traffic safety administration's auto safety hotline at 1-888-dash-2-dot (1-888-327-4236).

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Hyundai Tiburon Recalls

Some things are often misunderstood about recalls and technical service bulletins (TSBs). Plus a disclaimer.

  1. Recalls do not have to be issued only because something is prone to failure. NHTSA (a government agency) can only require a recall if a failure will affect safety, emissions, fuel economy, or compliance with some other regulation or law. Manufacturers can voluntarily recall cars for problems that do not affect these, though.
  2. Recalls often apply to only some cars of a specific model year, rather than all of them. You should receive a letter from the manufacturer if your car has been recalled. You can also check with the dealer, which will know which (if any) recalls pertain to your car.
  3. The primary purpose of TSBs is to inform dealers about known problems with a car and how to fix them. They are not the same as recalls. As with recalls, TSBs often only apply to some cars, not the entire model year.
  4. Dealers often will not provide a preventive repair just because a problem described in a TSB might happen to your car. They'll usually want to observe symptoms that the problem is already affecting your car.
  5. Even if there are symptoms, a manufacturer doesn't have to pick up the cost of a TSB repair if the car is out of warranty, though sometimes they do.

We provide the text of recalls and TSBs as provided by NHTSA. There can be errors in the text. If you sign up for notifications in My Garage, we will try to get these to do, but for various reasons (some beyond our control) cannot guarantee you will receive them. When in doubt about a recall or TSB, contact the dealer.