The NHTSA has recently launched an investigation into certain Hyundai Sonata models, because of possible rust which might affect the rear suspension control arm.
Even if an actual recall hasn’t been announced yet, this is one important news because such an action might be conducted soon. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, a total of 393,000 units of the Hyundai Sonata are currently being investigated. The NHTSA says that the investigation is focusing on rust, which might affect the rear suspension control arm, causing it to fail and increasing the risk of accidents or injuries.
A total of six complaints have been received about the rear suspension control arm failing and three of them happened at highway speeds, out of which two have triggered the vehicle’s electronic stability control system. Hyundai is currently cooperating with the NHTSA but the carmaker says that no special safety-related defect has been identified yet. The new investigation in the Hyundai Sonata affects the 2006-2008 model year, the same one which has been previously recalled for faulty passenger airbag seat sensors and incorrectly-aimed headlights.